PITTSBURGH — Ryan Braun homered in the ninth to tie it, then Khris Davis homered in the 14th to put the Brewers up for good. Yet those were hardly the biggest blows Sunday in Milwaukee's 3-2 victory over the Pirates.
Brewers centerfielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after a shouting match escalated into a brawl in the third.
"I'm not apologetic for anything that I did," Gomez said. "I was just doing my job."
The problems started when Gomez paused and flipped his bat to watch his two-out drive off Gerrit Cole. Gomez said he thought the ball would be caught. Instead, it hit the wall, and he sped into third with a headfirst slide.
Cole, who was backing up, stormed toward Gomez. Cole said he told Gomez that he could "stop and look" only if the ball was going out.
Gomez took a couple of steps toward Cole, and the benches and bullpens emptied. "Then Snider came like a superhero, trying to throw punches at everybody," Gomez said. "I just tried to protect myself."