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The Reds traded Yasiel Puig throughout a recreation. He caught up for his teammates earlier than he left.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jared Hughes’ errant pitch threw a load of gasoline on one of many majors’ most flammable rivalries.

Call it Pirates vs. Reds, spherical two — and a becoming farewell for Yasiel Puig.

Hughes hit Starling Marte along with his first pitch within the ninth inning Tuesday evening, setting the stage for the newest dust-up between the Ohio River rivals. Four Pirates and 4 Reds have been ejected in Pittsburgh’s 11-4 win, together with Puig, who was within the technique of being traded.

“The ball just slipped and it was real unfortunate and a lot of bad things happened afterward,” Hughes mentioned.

And it’s not over.

Reds supervisor David Bell faces a suspension for coming again onto the sphere and going after Pirates supervisor Clint Hurdle throughout the fracas. Bell had already been ejected for arguing a strike name an inning earlier.

And there was Puig, who’s headed to Cleveland as a part of a three-team deal for starter Trevor Bauer, an individual conversant in the negotiations informed The Associated Press. The particular person spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of the commerce had not been introduced.

Puig extended the struggle that began when Reds reliever Amir Garrett went towards the Pirates dugout and threw a number of punches.

Puig’s abstract of the inning: “That’s crazy.”

The NL Central rivals have been going at one another for years. The nastiness resumed this season when Derek Dietrich admired his homer at PNC Park in April, touching off a fracas.

On Tuesday, Dietrich obtained into the lopsided recreation late, and Keona Kela threw a fastball up-and-in that set off the Reds.

“I just wanted to show them that we didn’t agree with the way things went down, and you have to pitch in,” Kela mentioned. “I was just going my part.”

Between innings, Joey Votto exchanged phrases with Kela.

“Today was an example of us standing our ground for what we think is right,” Votto mentioned. “At some point, a group of players has to do that.”

Both benches had been warned when Hughes plunked Marte, so the reliever and Reds bench coach Freddie Benavides have been ejected. Garrett relieved and, throughout the inning, traded phrases with Pirates starter Trevor Williams, who was within the dugout.

Garrett ran from the mound towards the dugout and began swinging as gamers got here onto the sphere. Garrett was upset over the up-and-in pitch to Dietrich.

“I definitely do think they teach that in that organization,” Garrett mentioned. “I don’t think it’s right to throw at somebody. That’s not something you should do. If you have a problem, handle it like a man.”

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When the struggle started, a furious Bell ran again onto the sphere and went after Hurdle, who obtained knocked to the bottom within the scrum. Pirates hitting coach Rick Eckstein obtained Bell in a headlock. Bell yelled at Hurdle as he left the sphere.

“It’s a shame that this is allowed and that they’re able to get away with it,” Bell mentioned of the up-and-in pitch. “They celebrate it, they support it, they clearly allow it. I don’t know if they teach it, but they allow it. It’s dangerous.”

Four Pirates have been ejected: Williams, Chris Archer, Kyle Crick and Francisco Cervelli, who’s on the injured listing.

“No one likes getting shown up,” Williams mentioned. “Alphas don’t like it. You hope it’s done. You hope it’s over. Hopefully, it won’t escalate. Today was pretty bad for us, pretty bad for baseball, pretty bad for everybody.”

Puig was given a heat ovation from Reds followers as he left the sphere after his ejection, realizing he was headed to Cleveland. He was additionally on the heart of the memorable struggle that adopted Dietrich’s homer in April, taking up practically the complete Pirates group at one level — a putting picture with Pittsburgh sporting vivid yellow throwback uniforms.

As for the sport, Pittsburgh ended a nine-game dropping streak behind commerce candidate Corey Dickerson, who had one other huge recreation at Great American Ball Park. He drove in a career-high 5 runs with a pair of homers and a single. In 14 profession video games at Great American, Dickerson is batting .431 with 9 homers and 18 RBIs. He’s had three four-hit video games and three multi-homer video games.

Joe Musgrove (8-9) set a profession excessive along with his eighth win. He went six innings and gave up solo homers by Votto and Jose Iglesias . Tanner Roark (6-7) had a tough time Tuesday. He lasted solely 3 1/3 innings — his shortest begin of the season — and gave up 5 runs.

The groups conclude the sequence Wednesday, with neither one in search of one other confrontation however not backing away, both.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if it sparks again,” Musgrove mentioned, noting that Bell ran again onto the sphere to hitch within the struggle. “We don’t take lightly what happened tonight.”


The Pirates suspended bullpen coach Euclides Rojas for 2 video games for an undisclosed contract violation. Rojas began serving the penalty Tuesday. The membership had no additional remark.


Pirates: Dickerson was again in left area after lacking three video games with a sore groin.

Reds: Reliever David Hernandez will likely be activated earlier than the ultimate recreation of the sequence on Wednesday. He’s been on the injured listing with shoulder fatigue.


Pirates: Dario Agrazal (2-1) makes his seventh begin since his main league debut June 15. He gave up a career-high three homers in a 6-3 loss to the Mets on Friday.

Reds: Luis Castillo (9-4) is coming off his worst begin of an All-Star season. He gave up a career-high six runs in 5 innings of a 12-2 loss to the Rockies on Friday.


AP Sports Writer Tom Withers contributed from Cleveland.


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