Rodriguez Calls Plunking By Red Sox ‘Unprofessional And Silly’

August 19, 2013 1:54 AM
Rodriguez Calls Plunking By Red Sox ‘Unprofessional And Silly’
" BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Alex Rodriguez got hit by a fastball from Boston starter Ryan Dempster in the second inning Sunday night, setting off an angry scene at Fenway Park and leading to the ejection of New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

A-Rod answered with his bat in the sixth by hitting his 649th career home run in New York’s 9-6 win.

The game between the longtime rivals quickly turned testy, with the benches and bullpens clearing and the teams being warned about beanballs by plate umpire Brian O’Nora.

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Dempster appeared to take aim at Rodriguez, who recently was suspended for 211 games by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case. Rodriguez appealed the penalty and can play until there is a final decision "

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