CHICAGO — The benches cleared in the first inning of Thursday’s contest between the White Sox and Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field on a play involving Adam Eaton at second base.
Eaton singled to right, sending Tim Anderson to third, and hustled toward second as the throw from right fielder Josh Naylor went to third. Eaton beat the throw to second, but he was ruled out when he came off the bag as shortstop Andrés Giménez handled the tag. Eaton appeared to take umbrage at the way that the play was handled by Giménez, shoving him, before second baseman Cesar Hernandez stepped in and the ruckus began as the two exchanged words.
White Sox third-base coach Joe McEwing and first baseman José Abreu moved Eaton away, and nobody was ejected from the contest.