Four bean balls and two bench-clearing brawls led to 12 ejections in Anaheim's victory over Kansas City.
Seven players, both managers and three coaches were ejected in the AL's second ugly incident in recent weeks. A fight between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on May 19 resulted in five suspensions.The problems Tuesday night started in the top of the seventh, when Anaheim's Phil Nevin was hit in the back by Kansas City pitcher Jim Pittsley. Nevin, who was also hit in his previous at-bat by Chris Haney, charged the mound and tried to tackle Pittsley, but the pitcher wrestled Nevin down and appeared to throw some jabs.
Both benches emptied, but apparently no other players threw punches. Nevin, Pittsley, and Kansas City coaches Rich Dauer and Jamie Quirk also were ejected.
Rich DeLucia hit Kansas City's Dean Palmer with the first pitch in the bottom of the eighth and was immediately ejected along with Anaheim manager Terry Collins.
Kansas City pitcher Scott Service and Royals manager Tony Muser were eject-ed in the top of the ninth after Service hit Darin Erstad with a pitch.
There were four more ejections in the bottom of the ninth following a bench-clearing brawl that started after Royals leadoff hitter Jose Offerman was hit by Mike Holtz. Tossed were Mike Holtz, Anaheim coach Joe Mad-don, Angels infielder Frank Bolick and Royals infielder Felix Martinez.
ORIOLES 9, MARINERS 8: Rafael Palmeiro hit a game-winning homer for the second straight night, a two-run shot in the 10th inning that carried Baltimore over Seattle.
Palmeiro connected off Bobby Ayala (0-5) after Harold Baines opened the inning with a single. Ken Griffey Jr. gave Seattle the lead in the top of the ninth with his second homer of the game, a solo drive off Norm Charlton (1-1).
Griffey hit a three-run homer in the third and added his 21st homer of the season in the 10th. He is tied for the AL lead in homers with teammate Alex Rodriguez, who also hit his 21st Tuesday night.
TWINS 10, ATHLETICS 3: Dan Serafini won in his first appearance of the season, and Otis Nixon and Brent Gates had four hits each for Minnesota.
Serafini, recalled from the minor league Salt Lake Buzz on May 27, allowed three runs and five hits in 62/3 innings.
INDIANS 8, TIGERS 3: David Justice broke out of a slump with four hits, and Manny Ramirez hit a two-run double as Cleveland won for the seventh time in eight games.
RANGERS 7, DEVIL RAYS 3: Luis Alicea and Will Clark homered, and Bobby Witt won for the first time in three weeks for Texas at Tampa Bay.
YANKEES 6, WHITE SOX 3: Derek Jeter hit a three-run homer after some sloppy fielding by Chicago, and the Yankees overcame Albert Belle's two home runs.
David Wells (8-1) pitched eight effective innings to win his eighth straight decision.
RED SOX 11, BLUE JAYS 3: Nomar Garciaparra and Darren Bragg each hit three-run homers as Boston won its fourth straight.
BRAVES 9, BREWERS 0: Showing the form that has made him one of baseball's most consistent pitchers over the past two decades, 43-year-old Dennis Martinez tied Juan Marichal's record for the most wins by a Latin-born pitcher.
Wearing a baggy throwback uniform replicating the 1958 Braves on Turn Back the Clock Night in Milwaukee, Martinez tied Marichal with a Marichal-like performance - a complete-game, 12-hit shutout.
Martinez (2-2) got his 243rd career victory by going the distance for the first time since May 26, 1996. The right-hander from Nicaragua walked one and struck out three in his 30th career shutout and 122nd complete game.
Andres Galarraga homered twice and drove in five runs, while Andruw Jones homered and hit two triples for Atlanta.
EXPOS 4, PHILLIES 3: Carl Pavano pitched 71/3 strong innings to get his first major league win as Montreal snapped a three-game losing streak by winning at Philadelphia.
PIRATES 5, METS 2: At Pittsburgh, Kevin Young hit a tiebreaking three-run triple as Chris Peters (1-3) ended a five-game losing streak against New York.
CUBS 2, MARLINS 1: At Chicago, pinch-hitter Jason Hardtke singled home the winning run in the ninth as Florida dropped its seventh straight.
With the bases loaded, Hardtke, batting for Terrell Lowery, hit a soft fly ball into the gap in left-center off Jay Powell to give Chicago its fifth consecutive victory.
DIAMONDBACKS 9, ROCKIES 3: David Dellucci went 4-for-4 and had three RBIs, and Matt Williams and Karim Garcia each homered for Arizona at Colorado.
CARDINALS 7, DODGERS 4: Brian Jordan hit a two-out, three-run homer off reliever Jim Bruske in the eighth for St. Louis.
The Cardinals, who snapped a three-game losing streak, played without slugger Mark McGwire, who leads the majors with 27 home runs.
GIANTS 4, REDS 2: At San Francisco, Darryl Hamilton hit his first homer of the season and Danny Darwin (5-3) pitched 62/3 strong innings as the Giants won their fifth straight.
Robb Nen, the last of four San Francisco pitchers, worked the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances. The Giants pulled within 11/2 games of first-place San Diego, the closest they've been since April 8.
ASTROS 4, PADRES 3: Tony Eusebio hit a two-run single in the seventh inning for Houston, which took advantage of four walks by San Diego relievers.