The Yankees' surge up the standings continued on Tuesday, with a little spice thrown into the mix. Alex Rodriguez was hit in the leg on the first pitch he saw in the third inning, setting off two separate bench-clearing incidents. No one was ejected at the time, but Roger Clemens was tossed after hitting Alex Rios in the seventh.
If Josh Towers' plunking of Alex Rodriguez in the third inning was meant to spark his own offense, the tactic backfired. Tensions flared after A-Rod was hit, leading to two separate bench-clearing incidents and a seven-run outburst by the Yankees offense. The Jays managed two runs after Roger Clemens was ejected in the seventh inning.
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