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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was livid, veins bulging in his neck, as he peppered home plate umpire Brian O'Nora with profanity after Boston's Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez in the left elbow on a 3-0 pitch.
Boston's Ryan Dempster accepted his punishment without admitting any misdeed.
Dempster threw one pitch behind A-Rod's knees and two more inside at Fenway Park on Sunday. Then his 3-0 pitch struck Rodriguez's left elbow pad and ricocheted off his back.
Dempster could still play if he appeals the penalty. Boston has off days Thursday and Monday, allowing him to serve the suspension while getting pushed back only a couple days in the Red Sox rotation.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi insists it will be "open season" on Alex Rodriguez if Major League Baseball fails to suspend Boston's Ryan Dempster for hitting the star slugger with a pitch.
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.
Alex Rodriguez had a day off to think about the "overwhelming" reception he received in his season debut at Yankee Stadium.
Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning.
Alex Rodriguez stepped into the batting cage, three hours before gametime at Yankee Stadium. A coaching assistant pitched to him, a bullpen catcher retrieved the balls.