ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon watched the videotape and it didn't change his mind that Boston's John Lackey hit Rays leadoff hitter Matt Joyce intentionally Monday night.
Lackey's pitch struck Joyce in the center of the back, which resulted in a bench-clearing scrum in the sixth-inning of Boston's 10-8, 14-inning win.
"I saw the replay and absolutely validated my thoughts," Maddon said before Tuesday night's game with the Red Sox.
Lackey and Boston manager John Farrell both insisted there was no intent.
"I just stand by what I said yesterday," Maddon said. "I really don't want to get any further than that. And of course, the manager (Farrell) is going say that. I'd probably say the same thing. But on their side of things, to admit that they did it on purpose would result in some kind of punitive situation."
Joyce had homered earlier and lined a 3-0 pitch foul into the right-field stands. The Rays outfielder shouted at Lackey after getting plunked but...