A decade ago, John Lackey and Joe Maddon developed a close relationship as pitcher and bench coach, respectively, with the Angels.

Times have changed.

Pitching for the Red Sox here Monday night, Lackey touched off a dugouts-clearing dustup in the sixth inning against the Maddon-managed Rays when he hit Matt Joyce in the back with a pitch, then claimed it wasn't intentional. Joyce, who homered in the first inning and irritated Lackey by gazing at his long foul ball on a 3-0 pitch in the third inning, hollered at Lackey as he walked slowly up the first-base line.

With that, the dugouts and bullpens emptied. No punches were thrown and no players were ejected.

And although Lackey stuck by his story after the Red Sox emerged with a 10-8 victory in a wild 14-inning game -- "I was trying to maybe get a little plate for me," he said, suggesting he merely was trying to pitch inside -- Maddon lashed out at him for being a "bad teammate."

"He intentionally hit him when he did, there’s no question in my mind that he did," Maddon told reporters. "And the sad part is that I’ve always considered Lackey a good teammate, but right there he can get one of his own players hurt. I really did sense among the group of Red Sox that they were totally not into that (brawl) because they knew it was inappropriate to hit Matt on purpose, and furthermore because one of them can get hurt. So that's being a bad teammate as far as I'm concerned. In the past, he was always a good teammate. That was really a bad moment for him tonight."