Miguel Cabrera, Austin Romine get into major fight (Video)
Miguel Cabrera and Austin Romine got into a major fight that resulted in a bench-clearing incident between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
Tensions began brewing earlier in the game after Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer hit Gary Sanchez with a pitch in the fifth following Sanchez’s fourth home run of the three-game series. The next inning, Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle threw behind Cabrera in the first pitch of the slugger’s at-bat. Kahnle was immediately ejected, while a protesting Joe Girardi was also tossed.
The Yankees brought Aroldis Chapman in to face Cabrera, who responded by getting into it with Romine. Cabrera threw some punches at the Yankees catcher, who took Cabrera to the ground. Many other players from both sides joined in.
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Both Cabrera and Romine were ejected from the game. Yankees reliever Dellin Betances was ejected an inning later for hitting James McCann with a pitch. Things continued when David Robertson hit Tigers first baseman John Hicks.
Later in the game, Detroit’s Alex Wilson was ejected for hitting Todd Frazier. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was ejected in the aftermath.