Watch the Royals-White Sox game erupt into a bench-clearing brawl

Tempers flare in Royals-White Sox game after batters are hit, eventually leading to a bench-clearing brawl

The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox had a testy, 13-inning game that included a bench-clearing brawl in the seventh inning and led to five ejections of players.

After batters from both teams had been hit by pitches, and both benches warned that another would lead to an ejection, Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura snagged a hard grounder hit directly at him by White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton in the top of the seventh inning.

The two appeared to exchange words as Ventura easily put out Eaton with a throw to first base. The umpires raced in between the two players, but by then both benches had emptied, and a brawl that included several players throwing punches began.

Ventura, as well as Royals teammates Lorenzo Cain and Edinson Volquez, were ejected, as were White Sox pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija.

Tensions began to rise in the bottom of the fourth inning, when Ventura hit White Sox slugger Jose Abreu in the left arm with a pitch. In the top of the fifth inning, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was hit by a pitch from Sale.

The Royals won the game, 3-2, after first baseman Eric Hosmer doubled in center fielder Jarrod Dotson with two out in the top of the 13th inning. Wade Davis earned his fourth save by giving up one hit and striking out one. 

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