In the seventh inning of Thursday night’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox, Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura fielded a ground ball hit by White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton and exchanged pleasantries as Eaton was headed up the first-base line, which didn’t sit well with Eaton.
Here is video of Ventura dropping the f-bomb:
Immediately following the play, each team’s benches and bullpens cleared, leading to a nasty scene at U.S. Cellular Field on the south side of Chicago.
A fan from the game took video and immediately uploaded it to YouTube.
In total, five players were ejected, and this isn’t the first time this season the Royals have been involved in an incident like this. Less than a week ago, Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie slid hard into second base with the spikes of his cleat up, which injured Alcides Escobar. Tensions were high in that game following the play, but nobody ended up being ejected.
The Royals lead the majors in ejections this season — more than three times the next team (the San Diego Padres) with the most.
After a second incident within a week, the Royals may face a future warning from MLB.