The Jays faced the Rangers for the final time this regular season, and things really went out with a bang.
Tension has been building since Jose Bautista’s bat flip in last year’s playoffs. At yesterday’s game Bautista, upset for being hit by a pitch from Texas’ pitcher Matt Bush, slid hard into Rougned Odor during a potential double play at second base. Things erupted after Odor shoved Bautista, he also landed a pretty solid punch to the side of his head, which knocked off Bautista’s helmet and sunglasses.
Bautista, Odor, Josh Donaldson and Texas bench coach Steve Buechele were ejected from the game as a result of the fight.