BALTIMORE – Tempers flared and the dugouts emptied in the 10th inning of a game between the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
After Baltimore's Felix Pie hit a routine grounder to first, he reversed his direction upon seeing first baseman Justin Smoak waiting for him in front of the bag. Smoak chased Pie back toward the plate, and when Pie turned around, he took exception to the hard tag that was applied by Smoak.
The two exchanged words and were quickly separated by an umpire. Both dugouts emptied and several pitchers came in from the bullpen, but peace was quickly restored before any punches were thrown.