Cubs' Barrett slugs Pierzynski, leads to melee

Updated: May 20, 2006, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- A.J. Pierzynski barreled over Cubs catcher Michael Barrett, who punched the White Sox catcher and started a bench-clearing melee in the second inning that led to four ejections Saturday.

Pierzynski slapped the plate after the collision as the ball got away from Barrett. The Cubs catcher got up, grabbed Pierzynski and punched him. The White Sox's Scott Podsednik, who had been in the on-deck circle, wrestled Barrett to the ground.

White Sox center fielder Brian Anderson, ...

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