Punches thrown, benches clear at Indians' game

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 11 at 7:44 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. – Several players were ejected during a baseball game between the Spokane Indians and the Vancouver Canadians after a brawl broke out on Monday afternoon.

The trouble started after Spokane's Zach Cone grounded into a force out at second base during the third inning. Rougned Odor, who was just thrown out, brushed into Vancouver’s Jon Berti. First they pushed each other, and then Odor started throwing punches.

That triggered altercation led to a bench-clearing brawl at Avista Stadium. Players from both teams were throwing punches and even kicking their opponents.

It took 15 minutes before order was restored and the game started back up again.

Vancouver's Shane Opitz and Berti were ejected. while Odor and pitcher Matt West were booted for Spokane. West actually dropped a Vancouver player with a punch when it seemed like things were settling down.

Suspensions are likely to come for the players who were ejected. It's possible the league could hand out more suspensions once they see video from the brawl.

The Indians wound up on the losing end of the game, falling to the Canadians 9-5.

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