Benches clear in Red Sox, Blue Jays series finale

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TORONTO - The Red Sox and Blue Jays seem to be building a contentious relationship.

After some back-and-forth jawing at Rogers Centre last August, the teams were at it again in their series finale. This time both benches cleared, with the bullpens also emptying. But the fracas quickly died down after some pointed words between Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta and Blue Jays first baseman Vlad Guerrero Jr.

The incident all started with two outs in the third inning with the game tied. Pivetta hit the Jays' Alejandro Kirk with a 94 mph fastball on the forearm, leading Toronto manager out to make sure the play wasn't ruled a foul ball.

While Montoyo was pleading his case, Guerrero Jr. came out of the dugout to to yell the way of Pivetta, who took issue with the Jays' slugger getting involved.

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