Melee Mayhem: Big Brawl, 8 Ejected, Angels Top Mariners 2-1

A prolonged bench-clearing brawl resulted within the ejections of six players

and each managers within the 2d inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 2-1

victory over the Seattle Mariners.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When the Angels made a past due choice Sunday

to go with little-used reliever Andrew Wantz as their opener on the mound,

the Mariners suspected they is probably approximately to get payback

for a fastball that got particularly close to Mike Trout's head the previous night.

The Halos insist that wasn't their intent — and yet Wantz threw

a pitch in the back of Julio Rodriguez's head in the first inning after which

hit Jesse Winker in the hip to begin the second.

A wild, angry brawl ensued, resulting in the ejections of six gamers and both managers.

The fracas might be remembered by way of each groups a whole

lot longer than the Angels' 2-1 victory over Seattle.

“That possibly shouldn’t happen in the sport, what took place available nowadays,”

Seattle supervisor Scott Servais said. “Emotions running high,

however it was quite clear what become taking place.

They switched, put an opener in there to throw a few balls at us.

Got out of hand from there, and form of a black eye.”