Yankees, Astros clear benches after Carlos Gomez bat flip

Baseball Tempers flared between the Astros and Yankees on Tuesday with a likely instigator at the center of it all. Benches cleared in the top of the sixth inning after Houston outfielder Carlos Gomez flipped his bat in anger after flying out despite a 9-0 lead. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he told Gomez to "play the game the right way" and "show a little professionalism." Gomez then began jawing with Girardi and the New York bench. MORE: The Astros will be plenty dangerous in the postseasonGirardi on Carlos Gomez: "I think some guys took exception to the way he flipped the bat. ... He started yelling at me."— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) August 26, 2015Girardi: "I just told him play the game the right way... Show a little professionalism."— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) August 26, 2015 Gomez flied out and didn't like something he heard from Yankees dugout. He kept saying, "Shut up."— Brian McTaggart ⚾️ (@brianmctaggart) August 26, 2015Gomez, as he has plenty in the past, insisted after the game he wasn't trying to show anyone up. Gomez: "I'm not showing up anybody. I have passion for my work."— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) August 26, 2015No punches were thrown during the incident, but it looked like Gomez had some words with Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy before being held back by home plate umpire Eric Cooper. Each bench was given a warning, but no players were thrown out of the game.MORE: Unforgettable sports brawls

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 | The most infamous moment in every team's historyWas Brian McCann, who didn't get the start behind the plate, the one jawing at Gomez? The two do have a history together:Gomez got the last laugh on the night, as he clobbered a three-run homer to put the Astros up 15-0. Houston won, 15-1.Gomez’s three-run shot makes it 15-0. Smiles as he returns to the dugout. Moved quickly around the bases.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) August 26, 2015