VIDEO: Buck Showalter charges Yankees dugout and confronts Joe Girardi
There are rivals, and then there is the American League East. The Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and Tampa Bay Rays are in a free-for-all for the second American League Wild Card spot and every game counts. Especially when they are against each other. Tensions are high, and this was no more evident than tonight in Baltimore as the Orioles skipper Buck Showalter either took exception to his team being accused of stealing signs or took exception to an inside pitch to Nick Markakis in the bottom of the first inning. He tore onto the field and ended up confronting Yankees skipper Joe Girardi, both were separated by the umpires. Watch it all unfold (courtesy of MLB.com):
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