HP Umpire Lance Barrett ejected White Sox bench coach Miguel Cairo following Jose Abreu being hit by a pitch from Tigers reliever Alex Lange, which preceded a benches-clearing brawl. Report: https://www.closecallsports.com/2021/09/mlb-ejection-186-lance-barrett-5-miguel.html

No warnings were issued in the immediate aftermath of the Abreu HBP as the umpires deemed that Lange’s 0-2 offering that struck Abreu on the elbow in the top of the 9th inning and one out of a one-run game was not intentionally thrown at the batter, but after Abreu slid hard into second base as Detroit shortstop Niko Goodrum tagged him out on a stolen base attempt, a benches-clearing incident ensued during which a baseball-esque fight occurred. Neither Lange nor Abreu were ejected from the contest despite 2B Umpire Tim Timmons appearing to restrain Abreu from physically trying to fight at least one member of the opposing team and shoving Timmons out of the way in an attempt to do so.

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