Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A battle between the top two teams in the AL East produced some bench clearing action, courtesy of New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Tampa Bay Rays slugger Avisail Garcia.

Sabathia got Garcia looking to end an inning. As Sabathia was walking off of the field, he and Garcia started jawing back and forth. Eventually, the benches cleared.

The pitch was Sabathia’s last of the game anyway.

Still, these two rivals have plenty of meetings against each other through the rest of the season. So, while nothing came of this particular incident, this will be worth remembering during future meetings.

Michael Dixon
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