Yankees involved in three benches-clearing brawls

The Yankees and Tigers raise dust on the diamond after both benches cleared in Detroit on Thursday

The Yankees and Tigers raise dust on the diamond after both benches cleared in Detroit on Thursday

You may not have been looking for a Thursday afternoon prelim to the McGregor vs Mayweather fight this weekend, but if you were watching the matchup between the Tigers and Yankees, that's pretty much what you got.

Things started to get out of control when Yankees pitcher, Tommy Kahnle, threw a 96-mph fastball behind Miguel Cabrera just one inning after Detroit starter, Michael Fulmer, beaned DH Gary Sanchez, who had homered earlier in the game.

In his postgame interview, Girardi criticized the umpires, led by crew chief Dana DeMuth. He failed to do that.

NY retaliated an inning later, when reliever Tommy Kahnle threw behind Cabrera. "At that point in the game, Miggy was thrown at, Sanchez had been hit, and at least in my mind, the retaliation was over". Girardi went to bat for his players after that game and you better believe they heard him loud and clear.

Sanchez, meanwhile, defended why he threw those punches. Come October, they'll look back on this game as a bonding experience that produced the rally cry in the hunt for number 28. Overall, the Yanks are "not going to lay down and let your best hitter (Sanchez) get plunked by a 96, 97 miles per hour fastball".

The benches cleared again in the seventh inning after Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances hit James McCann in the head with a 98 miles per hour fastball, the most unsafe moment in this entire feud. For that, Betances and acting Yankees manager Rob Thompson were ejected. He was not ejected.

Ausmus was also ejected for the Tigers his 14th as a manager and fourth this season.

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Todd Frazier was then hit in the top half of the eighth inning with Detroit's Alex Wilson being ejected as was manager Brad Ausmus, after the benches cleared again. Both benched once again cleared, but less action took place.

Altogether there were eight different players ejected from Thursday's game.

All the testiness that had been building between the Detroit Tigers and NY finally boiled over.

A lot of additional fighting took place as players came out of the dugouts and bullpens, including Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez trying to punch Miguel Cabrera [VIDEO] as the Tigers hitter was pinned to the ground by several people.

Home plate umpire Carlos Torres could have prevented all of this by simply issuing warnings to both teams after the Sanchez HBP in the 5th inning. Otherwise, the punishments begin with Friday's games.

Secondly, all star catcher Gary Sanchez is likely facing a fine and possibly a suspension.

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