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Miguel Cabrera throws punch, sparks brawl with Yankees at Comerica Park

Posted: 4:04 PM, Aug 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-24 20:57:17-04
Tigers, Yankees clear benches at Comerica
Tigers, Yankees clear benches at Comerica

The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees cleared the benches at Comerica Park during Thursday's afternoon game.

The bench clearing brawl was caught on video.

The situation began when Michael Fulmer hit Gary Sanchez in the fifth inning.

An inning and a half later, Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle threw behind Miguel Cabrera. Kahnel was immediately ejected.

As new pitcher Aroldis Chapman entered the game, Cabrera began arguing with catcher Austin Romine, eventually shoving him. The two then traded punches as the benches cleared.

Several players, including Austin's brother and Cabrera's teammate Andrew Romine, tried to separate the two.

Cabrera and Austin Romine were both ejected, once things were brought under control.

Things stayed heated at Comerica afterwards though, as video caught a heated exchange between Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez.

The Tigers would go on to win 10 to 6.