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Tigers and Yankees got into a wild benches-clearing brawl

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera is in there somewhere.
Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera is in there somewhere.

To quote Ron Burgandy: “Boy, that escalated quickly.”

Tigers star Miguel Cabrera and the Yankees’ Austin Romine were having a discussion during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game in Detroit, and things got heated.

Romine removed his catcher’s mask, then was shoved by Cabrera and at that point, it was on like Donkey Kong. Both players were ejected from the game.

Major League Baseball shared this video of the fisticuffs:

The Sporting News shared this video of the fight:

Before those festivities began, Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle and manager Joe Girardi were ejected after Kahnle threw a pitch behind Cabrera.

Take a look:

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