Managers go at it in Royals-White Sox scuffle

Tim Anderson’s Savage Bat Flip Leads To Heated Bench-Clearing Skirmish

Tim Anderson's emphatic bat flip ignites White Sox-Royals brawl

The Kansas City Royals will continue their American League Central clash at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday afternoon as they get set for the third and final game of their series against the Chicago White Sox.

Anderson, who has been on a tear so far this season, then came up to the plate again in the sixth inning and of course Keller had to throw at him because how dare Anderson have fun celebrating a home run. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, though no punches appeared to be thrown. The Royals' actions didn't sit well with White Sox manager Rick Renteria, either, who squared up his Kansas City counterpart, Ned Yost.

There were four ejections - Anderson, Keller, Renteria and Sveum. The benches cleared, beginning with the coaches.

Garcia broke the tie with a two-run homer to right-center and Moncada followed with his second solo shot to make it 4-1.

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito left with two out in the third because of tightness in his left groin. Keller has picked up where he left off last season, compiling quality starts in each of his first four outings of the regular season. Later in the game, he was playing shortstop when Royals star catcher Salvador Perez reached second base. First save for Barlow.

Giolito was breezing along with 2 2/3 innings of hitless ball with five strikeouts when he injured the hamstring pitching to Alex Gordon.

White Sox: Moncada was lifted for precautionary reasons in the seventh. RHP Domingo German (3-0, 1.38) pitches for the Yankees.

The Royals and White Sox will play each other 13 more times in 2019 with next series taking place May 27-29 in Chicago. RHP Tyson Ross (1-2, 3.50) starts for the Tigers.

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