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Three ejected after Pirates brawl with Brewers

Three ejected after Pirates brawl with Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates' Travis Snider, left, takes down Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez as Brewers' Rickie Weeks, right, joins a skirmish between the two teams during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl.

Several punches were thrown and a couple of players were tossed to the ground once the benches and bullpens emptied.

The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat after hitting a two-out drive in the third inning off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The ball hit the wall and Gomez sped into third base, making a head-first slide for a triple.

Gerrit, who was near third base backing up the play, stormed toward Gomez and they exchanged words.

Gomez took a couple steps toward Cole before players rushed the field from both dugouts. Milwaukee's Martin Maldonado threw a punch that knocked off Snider's hat.

Snider, who graduated from Jackson High School in Mill Creek, and Gomez shoved each other, and the Brewers star fell to the ground. Pirates catcher Russell Martin had to be restrained by teammate Gaby Sanchez as he walked off the field.

Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron also was ejected.
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