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Yankees-Tigers Produce Three Brawls in One Game

A case of multiple hit batsmen that stemmed from their Bronx, NY meeting on July 31 and had continued during the Aug. 24 game in Detroit led to the most combative baseball game of the year with three benches-clearing on-field brawls between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers at Detroit’s Comerica Park on Thursday afternoon. Eight people were ejected from the game including Tigers star Miguel Cabrera and his manager Brad Ausmus, and both the Yankees manager Joe Girardi and bench coach Rob Thomson.

Although not ejected, one key suspension will likely be handed down from MLB executive offices upon Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez — in the midst of his red-hot hitting August for the playoff contender — who was seen throwing punches at two Tigers players during the fracas.

Detroit defeated New York on this day 10-6.

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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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