Blue Jays' Manoah tossed for HBP after benches clear in Baltimore
Manoah's next pitch hit Maikel Franco. Franco took steps toward the mound while Manoah walked in shouting back, leading to both teams' benches and bullpens emptying. While no punches were thrown, Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde looked livid and apparently exchanged words with his counterpart, Charlie Montoyo. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also had to hold back Orioles shortstop Freddy Galvis.
Umpires conferred after the brief melee ended and booted Manoah, while Franco remained in the game. Manoah pleaded with umps to reverse the decision and maintained postgame that his fastball slipped.
However, the Orioles weren't buying the rookie hurler's explanation. Hyde said he believed the hit-by-pitch was intentional, while Mountcastle deemed it a "red flag" about Manoah, according to Joe Trezza of MLB.com.
Anthony Kay replaced Manoah on the mound with the Orioles leading Toronto 5-2. The Blue Jays won the game 10-7.
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