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Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays players storm onto the sector


Baltimore Orioles pitcher Bryan Baker winds up the Toronto Blue Jays, triggering the benches to clear with players storming onto the sector as things get heated in AL East game

  • Baltimore Orioles’ Bryan Baker struck out Matt Chapman to finish top of seventh
  • He appeared to make a ‘chirping’ signal together with his hand to Toronto Blue Jays bench
  • Baker was reported to have been gesturing to outfielder Theoscar Hernandez
  • Blue Jays interim John Schneider was ejected shortly after the brawl broke out 
  • He yelled at umpire Jeff Nelson, who has a history of ejecting Toronto managers

Benches cleared in the course of the seventh inning of Baltimore’s game against Toronto on Tuesday night after Orioles reliever Bryan Baker appeared to make a hand signal towards the Blue Jays’ dugout.

Baker struck out Matt Chapman to finish the highest of the seventh, then appeared to make a ‘chirping’ signal together with his hand. 

Players from each benches were quick to rush onto the sector, and the bullpens joined them in a matter of seconds. 

The situation didn’t escalate an excessive amount of from there, although Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Tesocar Hernandez appeared particularly agitated for the Blue Jays, and were seen being restrained by the Orioles’ Jorge Mateo. 

Baker, meanwhile, had been accompanied off the sector by catcher Adley Rutschman when he stepped off the pitcher’s mound. 

No love was lost between the Orioles and Blue Jays as each teams got in a scrap on Tuesday 

Bryan Baker made gesture after striking out Mark Chapman in the seventh inning He pointed at Hernandez, allegedly telling him that he 'talks too much'

Orioles pitcher Bryan Baker (43) made ‘chirping’ signal together with his hand at Theoscar Hernández 

Before things got heated, two hitters on the Blue Jays had been on first and third before Hernandez made a double play to empty bases at 6-5, with the Orioles leading.

Cool heads prevailed, and as players made the long walk back to their respective dugouts, ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ played at Camden Yards. 

Hernandez had also homered off Baker on Monday in the primary game’s eighth inning.

‘After I hit the groundball, he’s looking at me and saying, ”Yeah, yeah,” Hernandez told reporters in a postgame interview. 

‘After which he strikes out Chapman. As soon as he strikes out, he turns into our dugout and starts talking and pointing at me, and saying that I used to be talking an excessive amount of. But I wasn’t talking. I wasn’t saying anything.’ 

The Orioles emerged victorious from Wednesday’s game, scoring three hits within the eighth inning to win 9-6. 

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (left) is held back by Jorge Mateo (right) after benches cleared Tuesday

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (left) is held back by Jorge Mateo (right) after benches cleared Tuesday

Blue Jays Manager John Schneider yells at umpire Jeff Nelson #45 after being ejected

Blue Jays Manager John Schneider yells at umpire Jeff Nelson #45 after being ejected 

Nevertheless, in the course of the bottom of the seventh, Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider was ejected after which got here out to offer plate umpire Jeff Nelson an earful. 

There was history between Toronto and Nelson, who ejected Charlie Montoyo, the Blue Jays’ previous manager, from an April game after Montoyo took issue together with his strike zone. 

Following Tuesday night’s win, the Orioles are actually trailing the Blue Jays by three-and-a-half games in fourth place for the last wild-card spot within the American League. 

Heading into the ultimate game of an intense four-game series in Baltimore tonight, the Blue Jays lead 2-1 overall. 


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