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A bench-clearing brawl erupted between Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates after Reds’ pitcher Amir Garrett charged the Pirates’ dugout during Tuesday evening’s game.
This is not the first confrontation between the two teams. Earlier this year, Yasiel Puig of the Reds, according to The Washington Post, “tried to fight the entire Pirates team during a benches-clear brawl.” Traded during the offseason from the LA Dodgers to the Reds, “Sunday[, April 7] offered a useful way to keep it in mind: the memorable sight of the red-clad outfielder appearing to charge at the entire Pittsburgh Pirates squad during a brawl.”
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Pittsburgh had a lead (8-3) going into the top of the ninth, and Reds’ pitcher Jared Hughes hit the first batter up to the plate, Starling Marte. Hughes was immediately ejected by the umpire. According to the announcers, the acting manager of the Reds was also ejected. Amir Garrett then entered the game to pitch with one on and no outs.
With one out and two runners on base, José Osuna of the Pirates knocked a three-run home run to push the score to 11-3 with one out in the ninth. Newman would come to bat next, hitting a...
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