ANAHEIM, Calif. ( Associated Press) – The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels engaged in a protracted full-team brawl in the second innings on Sunday after two days of tension on the inside pitches.
Both the managers and six players were ejected after the brouhaha, which halted and started twice close to the Angels, returning to the field to throw a tub of sunflower seeds and another bucket of glue into the Raisel Iglesias empty field. came.
Three of the first four hitters in Seattle’s lineup were kicked out, while three Angels pitchers were thrown out.
Seattle’s Jesse Winker was hit on the first pitch of the second innings by Angels opener Andrew Wontz, who also threw a pitch behind Mariners’ No. 2 hitter Julio Rodriguez’s head in the first innings.
The first pitch for Rodriguez appeared to have certainly been a reaction to Eric Swanson’s 95 mph hit near Mike Trout’s head in the ninth inning Saturday night, a throw that impressed the three-time AL MVP . The umpires gathered after the pitch, but only issued warnings to both dugouts.
Winker responded by shouting angrily into the Angels’ dugout and being hit with gestures, and the sides later accused each other, leaving both the bench and the bullpen empty. The brawl lasted for about four minutes, in which people from both the teams threw several punches.
When Winker finally left the field, he appeared behind Seattle’s dugout making an obscene gesture at the funny Angels fans.
After the teams returned to their dugout, Iglesias returned moments later to throw sunflower seeds and gum while yelling at the umpires.
Los Angeles interim manager Phil Nevin and Seattle’s Scott Servais were ousted. The Angels lost Vontz, Iglesias and reliever Ryan Tapera, while Winker, Rodriguez and JP Crawford were tossed to the Mariners.
The scoreless play was delayed by about 18 minutes, and it resumed on the mound with pinch-runner Adam Frazier for Seattle and Jose Suarez for Los Angeles.
AL West rivals were meeting for the eighth time in 11 days, with the Mariners going to sweep in Anaheim when the Angels won four of five in Seattle last week.
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