ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Yunel Escobar and Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes were ejected Sunday after both benches and bullpens emptied and a scuffle took place on the field involving most of the players.
The incident took place after Escobar advanced to third base on the pitch following his two-run double that gave the Rays an 8-3 lead in the seventh inning. After he was awarded the base on defensive indifference, Escobar began pointing and shouting toward the Boston dugout.
Both teams came onto the field and order was restored a few minutes later.
Gomes had tied the game earlier in the inning with a two-run home pinch-hit home run for the Red Sox, who went into the game on a nine-game losing streak.
Rodriguez's three-run, pinch-hit homer had regained the lead for the Rays before Escobar's double.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.
Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?
Thumbnail World Baseball Classic Final Prediction Will the USA knock off Puerto Rico tonight in the World Baseball Classic Championship at 9:00PM ET?

MLB Team Pages