Tensions ran high in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays in Arlington, Texas. Toronto’s Jose Bautista was hit with a pitch, and later slid hard into second base on a ground ball. Texas second baseman Rougned Odor took exception and punched Bautista in the face. A melee ensued. It took nearly 10 minutes for umpires to restore order. The incident likely stems from Bautista’s bat flip in last year’s American League Division Series between the Jays and Rangers.
Here is a look at the brawl.
Bee Sports staff and The Associated Press