The Detroit Tigers aren't doing great right now. Their home game against the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon transformed into two teams brawling with each other, occasionally stopping to play some baseball. And Tigers' star pitcher Justin Verlander and designated hitter Victor Martinez even looked like they were ready to fight each other. It all started in the bottom of the sixth when Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera shoved and then threw a punch at Yankees' catcher Austin Romine as their argument at the plate escalated. It went downhill from there. But in case it wasn't going to be awkward enough in the Tigers' dugout - with Cabrera being teammates with Austin's brother, outfielder Andrew Romine - Verlander and Martinez exchanging a some heated words.
Verlander, Martinez nearly fought after Yankees brawl
Detroit Free Press | Aug 24