Game between Tigers and Yankees Full of Brawls and Ejections

Fans who were watching the game between Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees could have easily mistaken it for a fighting match when the players engaged in several brawls.

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If you didn’t catch an MLB game between Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees, you’ve missed a lot. Unfortunately, we are not talking about a spectacular game, but the things that surrounded the clash between these two teams. The fans were in for a series of brawls, punches exchange and ejections. Tigers’ pitcher Michael Fullmer first hit NY Yankees Gary Sanchez with a pitch, and then Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle tried to do the same to Miguel Cabrera from the Tigers in the sixth inning. Cabrera approached Yankees catcher Austin Romine and pushed him, before throwing a punch. This caused a huge brawl while benches cleared. Both Cabrera and Romine were ejected. You can check out the video of the two fighting below.

It didn’t stop there since there was obviously more bad blood between Tigers and Yankees. In the seventh inning, Dellin Betances of the Yankees hit Tigers James McCann with a 98 mph fastball in the head. This caused another bench clearing and resulted in the ejection of Betances and Yankees manager Rob Thompson. But wait, there was more. Eight inning saw Yankees Todd Frazier getting hit by pitcher Alex Wilson of the Tigers. Benches were cleared once again, and Wilson was ejected alongside manager of the Tigers, Brad Ausmus. This time there was no fighting, and everything settled with some pushes. The both teams are in for some suspensions and heavy fines. In case you still want to know the final score, the game ended with a 10-6 win in favor of the Tigers. The two teams will not play against each other again in this regular season.

This wasn’t the first time these two teams had beef between each other. Jason Beck, Tigers beat reporter on MLB.com, pointed out on his Twitter profile that the teams had issues in July when Kahnle hit Tigers Mikie Mahtook and Fulmer hit Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury.