Benches clear in Pirates-Brewers game

Updated: May 13, 2011, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The benches briefly cleared in the third inning of Friday night's game between Milwaukee and Pittsburgh after Rickie Weeks was tagged hard by Pirates shortstop Ronny Cedeno.

Weeks was caught in a run down and as he slowed down, Cedeno tagged him and appeared to inadvertently push him away with his left arm.

Weeks didn't appreciate the force used and replays showed Weeks asking Cedeno "What did you say?" before being restrained by third base umpire Brian O'Nora and second base umpire Chris Conroy.

Both benches and bullpens emptied, but Weeks was pulled away from the situation quickly and returned to the dugout. Cedeno didn't move toward the rest of the Brewers and no one was ejected.


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