Red Sox manager Alex Cora pulls team off field after Yankee fan throws ball at Alex Verdugo

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A game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees briefly came to a halt on Saturday after a fan at Yankee Stadium threw a baseball at Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo.

Fox Sports captured the aftermath of the throw, with a clearly angry Verdugo exchanging words with the Yankees crowd amid a downpour in New York.

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora responded to the situation by calling his players off the field. The players would return minutes later, but only after a heated discussion between Cora and umpire Laz Diaz. 

According to WFAN's Sweeny Murti, a fan was identified and escorted out of the stadium in the aftermath.

Verdugo has never been shy when playing in front of Yankee fans, often exchanging good-natured trash talk. That dynamic obviously changes when a fan hurls an object at him, and is one more example of bad fan behavior over the last few months in sports.

Play would eventually resume, with the Yankees taking a 3-1 lead via back-to-back home runs from Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres. The Yankees won 3-1 in a rain-shortened, six-inning game.

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