The benches cleared during Thursday night's game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox.

In the bottom half of the seventh inning, Kansas City pitcher Yordano Ventura got coaxed Chicago's Adam Eaton to tap right back to him on the mound. Ventura, rather than simply tossing the ball to first base, instead yelled at Eaton as he was running down the line.

Eaton obviously took exception, and the benches cleared, resulting in five players being ejected.

Jose Abreu of the White Sox, and the Royals' Mike Moustakas were both hit by pitches earlier in the game, which may have triggered the altercation.

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