Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 7-1

BOSTON --Manny Ramirez homered, drove in five runs and got into a shouting match with a teammate as Boston beat Tampa Bay 7-1 Thursday night in a game that included a bench-clearing brawl between the Red Sox and Rays.

TV cameras showed Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis being separated after exchanging words in the dugout at the end of the fourth inning. Ramirez pointed at Youkilis before being escorted down the runway toward the clubhouse by trainer Paul Lessard and a few play...

One out into the top of the fourth inning, Kevin Youkilis jogged out to right field. The Red Sox' third center fielder of the game, J.D. Drew, had taken his position. There had been one swollen and reddened nose (Coco Crisp's), three ejections, and Chris Carter's major league debut. Oh, and soon after, Manny Ramírez and Youkilis had to be separated in the dugout.

It was just another quiet night at Fenway Park.

Bad blood had been boiling from Wednesday night's confron...