Yankees, Rays clear benches after pair of incidents
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays brawled in the second inning of a spring training game Wednesday, an inning after Yankees pitcher Heath Phillips was ejected after hitting Rays prospect Evan Longoria with a pitch.
The escalation of bad blood between division rivals stemmed from a home plate collision in a spring training game four days ago that injured a Yankees catching prospect and irked Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
In the second ...
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