A-Rod hit by pitch against Red Sox

Updated: August 19, 2013, 10:26 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand and Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- In the second inning, Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster drilled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez with 3-0, 92 mph fastball. In the sixth, Rodriguez drilled Dempster for a long solo homer that sparked the Yankees' comeback victory.

"It was the ultimate payback," Rodriguez said after the team's 9-6 win.

When Dempster plunked Rodriguez in the elbow with a fastball, it resulted in both benches being issued warnings, the ejection of Yankees manager Joe ...

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