NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez knows at least one person within the Yankees organization has his back.
Rodriguez stepped up to the plate for his first at-bat in the second inning and was hit by a pitch, prompting the Yankees and Red Sox to clear the benches and bullpens at Fenway Park.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi ran onto the field, threw his cap to the ground and was ejected Sunday night. He was tossed during a heated argument after plate umpire Brian O’Nora warned both teams against further trouble.
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster hit Rodriguez in the second inning with a 3-0 pitch. Dempster threw his first pitch of the inning behind the legs of Rodriguez, missed inside with the next two pitches and then threw a fastball that glanced off A-Rod’s elbow pad and deflected into his back.
Prior to the game, A-Rod’s…
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