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It was not a sleepy Thursday afternoon baseball game at Comerica Park as tempers flared in the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees game. Miguel Cabrera exchanged words with Austin Romine behind home plate before throwing a punch at Romine’s face.
From there, things got even crazier as both benches cleared including the bullpens. It is difficult to make out exactly what happened after that as a giant scrum broke out.
Things got testy earlier in the game after Michael Fulmer hit Gary Sanchez. Sanchez had hit a home run earlier in the game. Tommy Kahnle appeared to retaliate by throwing behind Cabrera and was ejected. This led up to the exchange between Cabrera and Romine.
Here was Twitter’s reaction to the brawl including photos taken during the fight: