CHICAGO (AP) - Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Armando Galarraga
and catcher Alex Avila got in a heated argument after the first
inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Galarraga and Avila exchanged words after Galarraga pitched
scoreless first inning. The verbal altercation escalated enough
that they had to be separated. Gerald Laird stepped between them.
Avila hit a ninth-inning, go-ahead two-run homer in Saturday
night's win over the White Sox.
Galarraga is 3-5 with a 4.48 ERA. He nearly pitched a perfect
game against the Cleveland Indians on June 2, but it was broken up
by an infield single by Jason Donald with two outs in the ninth.