MLB: Massive Brawl Erupts Between Yankees and Tigers
DETROIT — Once slugger Miguel Cabrera wrestled Yankees catcher Austin Romine to the ground at home plate, an afternoon game at Comerica Park collapsed into total chaos.
All the testiness that had been building between the Detroit Tigers and New York finally boiled over. The toll of Thursday’s fury — three bench-clearing altercations, eight ejections, one beaning and a lot of angry words.
“I’m sure there are going to be suspensions on both sides,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after a 10-6 loss.
The winning and losing pitchers — Detroit’s Alex Wilson (2-4) and New York’s Dellin Betances (3-5) — were among those tossed. So were Girardi and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.
At one point, the ill will carried over to the Detroit dugout, where star pitcher Justin Verlander and teammate Victor Martinez appeared to get into some sort of dispute.