The Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees will be missing some significant players over the next few games after Thursday’s wild brawl.
The two teams faced off in the third game of a series in Detroit yesterday, and tensions flared up over and over during the final three innings.
Things peaked in the bottom of the sixth. Tigers star Miguel Cabrera got into it with Yankees catcher Austin Romine after pitcher Tommy Kahnle threw behind him. The benches cleared, and we got a rare actually-entertaining baseball fight.
The shenanigans lasted the rest of the game, with numerous plunkings and six total ejections. Today, the MLB handed down suspensions for five players between the two teams.
Miguel Cabrera has been suspended seven games. Gary Sanchez, just four. pic.twitter.com/hVl7e0PWGR
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) August 25, 2017
Cabrera and Yankees’ star Gary Sanchez, likely the two most notable players involved, were given the biggest suspensions. Sanchez, who was the designated hitter on Thursday, came in from the bench and squarely punched Cabrera during the scuffle.
The Yankees host the Mariners tonight in the Bronx, while the Tigers travel to Chicago to face the White Sox.