On April 24, a series of purpose pitches and two bench-clearing incidents resulted in suspensions and/or fines for eight uniformed personnel. Terry Francona, center, talks with home plate umpire Ted Barrett after Lance Carter threw a pitch behind Manny Ramirez, right, in the top of the seventh. Manny hit the next pitch out of the park.
April: Benches clear
On April 24, a series of purpose pitches and two bench-clearing incidents resulted in suspensions and/or fines for eight uniformed personnel.

Terry Francona, center, talks with home plate umpire Ted Barrett after Lance Carter threw a pitch behind Manny Ramirez, right, in the top of the seventh. Manny hit the next pitch out of the park.
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