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Oakland Athletics center-forward Ramon Laureano was unhappy that the Houston Astros hit him with a step not once, but twice, during Sunday̵7;s clash in the American League in the West.
Brandon Bailey hit him with a pitch in the fifth, but tensions escalated when Humberto Castellanos hit him in seventh place.
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like Marc Carig i The Athletic pointed out, Laureano “seemed to have been caused by something the Astros-struck coach Alex Cintron said of the shrimp.” He was shouting towards the Houston tick before the tables were cleared.
Laureano was eventually punished with Oakland maintaining a 6-2 lead and going for a three-match clean-up.
Oakland entered the game 11-4 with a 4.5-game lead over the Astros and Texas Rangers. Houston still has to play seven times as much this year, so there will be plenty of extra drama opportunities in the AL West crown race this short season.