BY: John Mamola

In was the bottom of the first inning in Friday night's Red Sox/Rays contest as David Ortiz came up to the plate with two outs and Dustin Pedroia on first base. Big Papi was then plunked by Rays pitcher David Price on the first pitch he saw from the lefthander -- prompting a warning to both benches.

Ortiz afterwards talked about his new "war" with the Rays and specifically David Price.