The New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians are condemning the behavior of some rowdy Yankees fans who threw trash at Guardians players following New York’s 5-4 win at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
“Obviously there’s no place to throw stuff on the pitch in that situation,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said in a post-match press conference.
“We certainly don’t want to put anyone in danger,” he said. “Love the intensity, but we can’t throw everything on the pitch.”
Tensions increased towards the end of the game. Cleveland took a 4-3 lead with two goals in the ninth inning when New York’s Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a brace against Cleveland’s Emmanuel Clase, tying the game and sending left-hander Steven Kwan into the attack as he sent him off. follow the ball.
While a coach went outside to check on Kwan, quarterback Myles Straw was seen climbing over the fence and facing mocking Yankees fans.
“I think Myles supported his teammates,” Cleveland coach Terry Francona told reporters after the game. “The kid out there is bleeding and we’re checking his concussion, and I think the emotions have probably gotten a little out of control.”
In the next play, Gleyber Torres hit a single ball to win the game, and a group of unruly Yankees fans were seen throwing trash, including beer cans, onto the field. Field officials and both boxers came to the field to defuse tension.
Oscar Mercado, ruler of Cleveland then told reporters that he caught a beer can thrown at him. He said he would like to see the fans mentioned “take responsibility” but appreciates the Yankees players taking to the field to ask them to remove it.
“Despite that, I don’t think people can throw things at our players on the pitch,” Francona said. “That’s never going to be okay.”