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Tempers flare at Sox-Rays game over Aceves pitch

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — As incidents go, it wasn’t much. There were a few harsh words and some menacing looks between the Red Sox and Rays on Saturday. But when Alfredo Aceves is involved, it becomes something more because of his history.

Aceves hit Sean Rodriguez in the left shoulder with a pitch in the fifth inning. Rodriguez had hit a home run in his previous at-bat, making it look like retaliation.

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