In fact, Rays manager Joe Maddon and versatile player Ben Zobrist sent messages to the Sox after rookie manager Jose Quintana and manager Robin Ventura were ejected after Quintana threw a pitch behind the legs of Zobrist in the fourth inning of the Sox's 4-3 win.
Even Zobrist brought up an incident where Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski got hit in the back by a pitch from Alex Cobb in the third.
"I saw the ball go about two feet behind me, that's all I saw," Zobrist said. "I was not expecting it, and I'm not exactly sure why it happened. But I'm guessing it had something to do with A.J. getting hit earlier in the game, but he seemed to have no clue why that ball was thrown behind me.
"Some of these things don't really get talked about on the bench, so it might be just one guy, maybe the pitcher or somebody else feels like someone needs to get hit back after something like that.
" ... It was pretty obvious (Quintana) was trying to throw at me, that's all. I think (Wegner) knew that, too, and he made a good call because it was so obvious."
Zobrist went on to praise Wegner for ejecting Quintana without prior warning, which is legal under major league rules, according to supervisor Charlie Reliford.
But there were some eyebrows raised, especially after Sox valuable leadoff batter Alejandro De Aza was hit in the right knee while diving into second on an errant pickoff throw from J.P. Howell in the sixth, causing De Aza to leave the game.