VIDEO: Benches clear in Houston after Conger, Odor exchange verbal jabs

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It's 1980s throwback night in Houston, and the Texas Rangers and Astros nearly threw down in the ninth inning.

With Astros catcher Hank Conger and pitcher Josh Fields ready to get the top of the ninth inning started, Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor took his sweet time getting into the batter's box.

Conger took exception and began to jaw with Odor, and then Prince Fielder rushed to home plate in an attempt to diffuse the situation. The benches quickly cleared, and Fielder is seen shoving Astros manager A.J. Hinch.

No punches were thrown, and there were no ejections as a result of the scrum.

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Conger wouldn't elaborate on his discussion with Odor after the game, but teammate Colby Rasmus reiterated the Astros aren't going to back down from anyone.

"There's no doubt everybody is ready to go in a situation like that," Rasmus said.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch shares the same approach as Rasmus.

"It's good to see some rivalry baseball rear its head a little bit," Hinch added.

Can we really blame Odor for his feisty mood after putting up with those awful rainbow jerseys the Astros were forced to wear?

The Rangers prevailed 7-6 in the contest, but the bad blood could spill over to Sunday's series finale.