Angels vs Mariners: Massive brawl and eight ejections eclipse Los Angeles win over Seattle

With the Mariners already feeling aggrieved that an earlier pitch thrown by Andrew Wantz was close to Julio Rodriguez’s head, Wantz then hit Jesse Winker in the hip.

This sparked angry scenes as a furious Winker walked towards the Angels Bench, leading to both benches emptying and ultimately resulting in eight ejections.

“It probably shouldn’t happen in the game, which happened today,” Seattle manager Scott Servais, one of those sent off, told reporters.

“Emotions were running high, but it was pretty clear what was going on. They changed, put an opener in there to throw balls at us. He got out of control from there and kind of a black eye.”

There was a nearly 20-minute delay before play resumed and Angels manager Phil Nevin said the eight-game streak in 11 days between these teams contributed to the “awful” scenes.

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“Look, you play eight games in a week against the same team, things like that happen,” he said. “The calendar, the tensions, sometimes it’s baseball, unfortunately.

“There are nasty incidents from time to time. I think that’s exactly what happened today.”

Winker was far from apologetic about his role in the brawl, but he apologized to fans after cameras caught him raising his middle finger as he walked off the pitch.

“The only thing I’m going to apologize for is scaring the fans away,” he said. “That’s it. As fans, they spend their hard-earned money to come see us play a game, and they didn’t deserve that, so I apologize to the fans, especially women and children. “

The Angels eventually picked up a 2-1 victory after Luis Rengifo hit a home run to tie the game, then David MacKinnon scored a single in the seventh inning.


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