Red Sox coaches had to restrain David Ortiz after his outburst following a ninth-inning strikeout with the bases loaded in a game the Yankees went on to win, 3-2.
Yu Darvish had retired the first 17 batters he faced (that's like a 1-2-3 inning against non-Astros teams!). He got what he thought was strike three against Jonathan Villar to end the sixth, but home plate ump Ron Kulpa didn't see it that way.
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