WATCH: Tempers flare at Fenway, Red Sox manager Alex Cora tossed

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The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are taking on one another in a pivotal four-game series in Fenway Park this week. Game 1 of the series represented a 15-7 destruction of the Bronx Bombers by the home team.

Friday might not be any different. But Red Sox manager Alex Cora won’t be in the dugout to watch it.

For the first time in his managerial career, Cora was tossed from a game. It happened in the bottom of the first inning after New York starter Luis Severino knocked down AL MVP candidate Mookie Betts.

Check it out below.

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello had hit Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner in the top of the first, leading to home plate umpire Adam Hamari issuing a warning to both sides. As you can see, Cora had to be restrained by another umpire on the field.

Boasting the two best records in the majors, we promise to see the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry taken to a whole new level over the next couple months. If the early part of Friday’s game is any indication, we should get our popcorn ready.