ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two benches-clearing brawls resulted in four players being ejected in the first inning of Saturday night's game between the Seattle Mariners and California Angels.
With the count 2-2 on Rod Carew in the bottom of the first, Seattle pitcher Bryan Clark threw a pitch behind Carew, who stormed to the mound with catcher Rick Sweet in pursuit.
After both benches emptied, home plate umpire Ken Kaiser separated Carew and Sweet at the mound.
A second scuffle, however, broke out when California's Rick Burleson left the dugout to go after Clark. Order was then restored and play resumed.
Carew proceeded to ground out to second and on his way back to the dugout, he challenged and then struck Clark. Meanwhile, Burleson, who wasn't in the lineup, came out of the dugout again and squared off with Seattle's Domingo Ramos.
Shortsop Spike Owen brought Burleson to the ground hard and the California infielder left the field holding his right shoulder, which he injured a year ago.
Carew, Clark, Burleson and Al Cowens were ejected from the game, which was delayed 15 minutes.