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Yankees, Blue Jays scrap after 3 HBP in first 2 innings

New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was ejected after hitting Toronto's Justin Smoak with a pitch in the second inning Monday night, leading to an angry shoving match between the teams.

Both benches and bullpens emptied and several scrums broke out near home plate after Severino threw inside to Smoak with his first pitch of the inning and then hit him in the leg with his second.

There was plenty of jostling in a large mass of players, but it did not appear any punches were thrown.

The scrap came after Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ threw consecutive inside pitches to Chase Headley in the top of the inning, hitting him with the second. That led to a warning from...

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