Baseball

Tempers Flare, Benches Clear in the Battle of New York

There’s a reason that Major League Baseball keeps the Yankees and the Mets in separate leagues.

In the battle of baseball supremacy in New York, the Mets always seem to be in the shadow of their more famous step-brother, the Yankees. Recently though, it’s the Mets who have contended for championships. When the two teams do meet in interleague play, the “Subway Series” is always worth watching.

During Wednesday’s game in the Bronx, things got heated in the fifth inning when Steve Matz beaned Mark Teixeira in the leg. Teixiera felt it was retaliation, since he crushed a three-run dinger of Matz a few innings earlier.

Words were exchanged and the benches cleared, but thankfully it didn’t descend into a full scale brawl. The Yankees took the game 9-5 and have won two out of the three games so far in the home-and-home four game series in New York.

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