Bench-clearing incident between Giants, Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tempers flared and the benches cleared after San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner shouted something toward the Texas Rangers bench as the fourth inning ended Friday night.
No punches were thrown, and players from both teams were kept separated by umpires.
Delino DeShields had an infield popout to end the inning, flipping his bat after hitting the ball. Earlier in the fourth, Rougned Odor made a hard slide into fellow second baseman Joe Panik to break up a potential double play.
Bumgarner looked directly at the Rangers bench and shouted something as he left the mound. That led to Rangers players coming out on the field, and the Giants bench and both bullpens quickly followed.
There were no ejections after umpires spoke with both managers.