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Home plate umpire Brian O'Nora, right, ejects Joe Girardi (28) in the second inning of a game in Boston. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Yankees vs. Red Sox

The Yankees defeated the Red Sox, 9-6, in a wild finish to their three-game series Sunday at Fenway Park. Joe Girardi was ejected after Alex Rodriguez was plunked by Ryan Dempster in the second inning. A-Rod later homered in the sixth inning.

Alex Rodriguez hits a single in the seventh
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Alex Rodriguez hits a single in the seventh inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster leaves the
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster leaves the game in the sixth inning of a game against the Yankees. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) tags out
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Boston Red Sox's Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) tags out Brett Gardner at home plate in the sixth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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Brett Gardner watches his three-run triple in the
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Brett Gardner watches his three-run triple in the sixth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Brett Gardner hits a bases-clearing triple in the
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Brett Gardner hits a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez celebrates with teammates in the dugout
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Alex Rodriguez celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning off of Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez celebrates at home plate after hitting
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Alex Rodriguez celebrates at home plate after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning off of Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Fans react as Alex Rodriguez heads to the
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Fans react as Alex Rodriguez heads to the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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Alex Rodriguez reacts after hitting a solo home
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Alex Rodriguez reacts after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning off of Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez reacts after hitting a solo home
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Alex Rodriguez reacts after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning off of Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia scores on
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Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia scores on a sacrifice fly in front of Chris Stewart in the fourth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury picks up
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Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury picks up a balloon that fell onto the field before handing it off to security in centerfield during a game against the Yankees. (Aug. 18, 2013)

CC Sabathia reacts after giving up a solo
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CC Sabathia reacts after giving up a solo home run to the Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks in the fourth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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Will Middlebrooks #16 of the Boston Red Sox
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Will Middlebrooks #16 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

CC Sabathia reacts after giving up a solo
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CC Sabathia reacts after giving up a solo home run to Will Middlebrooks #16 of the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Joe Girardi argues with home plate umpire Brian
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Joe Girardi argues with home plate umpire Brian O'Nora after being ejected from the game following a warning of both benches in the second inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch in
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Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch in the second inning by Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox. Both benches were immediately warned and manager Joe Girardi was ejected by umpire Brian O'Mora. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez is tended to by a trainer
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Alex Rodriguez is tended to by a trainer at first base after being hit by a pitch in the second inning by Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster.

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Alex Rodriguez walks to first base with a
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Alex Rodriguez walks to first base with a trainer after being hit by a pitch in the second inning by Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez walks to first base with a
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Alex Rodriguez walks to first base with a trainer after being hit by a pitch in the second inning by Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch in
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Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch in the second inning by Ryan Dempster #46 of the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Home plate umpire Brian O'Nora, right, ejects Joe
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Home plate umpire Brian O'Nora, right, ejects Joe Girardi (28) in the second inning of a game in Boston. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Joe Girardi, right, argues with home plate umpire
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Joe Girardi, right, argues with home plate umpire Brian O'Nora after Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch in the second inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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Eduardo Nunez (26) steals second base after the
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Eduardo Nunez (26) steals second base after the throw got by Boston Red Sox's Stephen Drew, left, in the second inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch from
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Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch from Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster in the second inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster pitches in
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster pitches in the first inning of a game against the Yankees in Boston. (Aug. 18, 2013)

CC Sabathia delivers a pitch in the first
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CC Sabathia delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez warms up before a game against
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Alex Rodriguez warms up before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Aug. 18, 2013)

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Alex Rodriguez walks in front of the leftfield
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Alex Rodriguez walks in front of the leftfield scoreboard before a game against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2013)

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox
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David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox chats Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees before a game at Fenway Park. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Boston Red Sox Will Middlebrooks, right, celebrates with
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Boston Red Sox Will Middlebrooks, right, celebrates with fans after scoring on one-run triple by Jacoby Ellsbury in the sixth inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Boston Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, left, is safe
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Boston Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, left, is safe at third base as Alex Rodriguez, center, reaches for the high throw in the sixth inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the Yankees takes fielding
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Alex Rodriguez #13 of the Yankees takes fielding practice before a game with Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Aug. 17, 2013)

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Yankee Adam Warren, right, looks toward home plate
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Yankee Adam Warren, right, looks toward home plate as Boston Red Sox David Ortiz, left, rounds third base on a solo home run in the seventh inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Boston Red Sox David Ortiz, right, celebrates his
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Boston Red Sox David Ortiz, right, celebrates his solo home run with teammate Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) in the seventh inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Robinson Cano (24) forces out Boston Red Sox
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Robinson Cano (24) forces out Boston Red Sox Will Middlebrooks (16) before turning the double play on a ground-out by Jacoby Ellsbury in the third inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Boston Red Sox Mike Carp, right, holds onto
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Boston Red Sox Mike Carp, right, holds onto the ball after beating Yankee Alex Rodriguez, left, at first base on the ground out in the sixth inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Fans jeer as Yankee Alex Rodriguez (13) walks
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Fans jeer as Yankee Alex Rodriguez (13) walks to the dugout after striking out in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 17, 2013)

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Alex Rodriguez, top, comes down with the force-out
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Alex Rodriguez, top, comes down with the force-out on Boston Red Sox Will Middlebrooks, bottom, in the fourth inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia (15) catches Yankees'
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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia (15) catches Yankees' Alfonso Soriano off second base on a pop-out by Curtis Granderson in the second inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Boston Red Sox's John Lackey pitches in the
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Boston Red Sox's John Lackey pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Yankees. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Alex Rodriguez stretches before the Yankees game against
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Alex Rodriguez stretches before the Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Alfonso Soriano, right, steals second base as Red
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Alfonso Soriano, right, steals second base as Red Sox Dustin Pedroia awaits the throw in the second inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

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Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda pitches in the first inning
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Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda pitches in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Boston Red Sox's Mike Carp throws his helmet
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Carp throws his helmet after being called out on strikes and then thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Bill Welke during the seventh inning against the Yankees at Fenway Park. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with
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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with home plate umpire Bill Welke, who ruled that Mike Carp was not hit by a pitch during the seventh inning against the Yankees at Fenway Park. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mark Reynolds of the Yankees celebrates with Vernon
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Mark Reynolds of the Yankees celebrates with Vernon Wells after Reynolds hit a two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning at Fenway Park. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mark Reynolds of the Yankees hits a two-run
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Mark Reynolds of the Yankees hits a two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning at Fenway Park. (Aug. 16, 2013)

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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez grimaces after fouling off a
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez grimaces after fouling off a pitch during the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts
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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia reacts as umpire Brian O'Nora calls Yankees' Eduardo Nunez safe on a pick-off attempt at second base during the third inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

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