Yankees, Red Sox trade barbs

Updated: June 12, 2009, 9:45 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPN.com

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox don't play again until August, but they continue to spar off the field.

A baseball official told 1050 ESPN Radio in New York that the Yankees called the commissioner's office Friday to ask that Brad Penny be suspended for hitting Alex Rodriguez in the back during the first inning of Thursday night's Red Sox win.

"Penny's control was pretty good," Girardi said. "I thought it was on purpose. That is all part of baseball."

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