Red Sox at Yankees, June 7-9
David Ortiz flipped his bat after a home run in the first game of the series, but there was no retaliation from the Yankees. But in the series finale, after Josh Beckett hit both Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez in the first three innings, CC Sabathia hit Ortiz with a first-pitch fastball on the leg in the fourth. Warnings were issued to both benches and there was no further escalation.
The Red Sox had the last laugh, however, and they stormed back with a seven-run seventh inning en route to an 8-3 victory and sweep of the Yankees.