Things got a little heated between the Yankees and Rays on Tuesday night.
CC Sabathia struck out Avisail Garcia to end the sixth inning and strand a runner on second base, but as Sabathia was walking back to the dugout him and Garcia began exchanging words with each other.
Garcia appeared to think Sabathia, who has a reputation for being vocal and emotional on the mound, said something to him. Sabathia began chirping back at Garcia and the two began to walk toward one another, which is when the benches emptied.
Didi Gregorius attempted to cool Sabathia down, getting in front of him and pushing him back to avoid further confrontation.
Eventually things simmered down without any sort of physical altercation.
Afterward, Sabathia said it was simply a "misunderstanding," and that he was pumping himself up for getting Garcia out to end the inning, but Garcia took it personally.
The Rays, however, still seemed to have an issue with Sabathia's behavior.
"He stares at people and if you stare back at him I think he gets mad," Rays infielder Willy Adames said after the game. "He's a veteran guy and I think he just thinks nobody can stare at him."
It was also the end of Sabathia's night, who had pitched six innings and allowed three runs on five hits and struck out six.
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Garcia and CC having some fun. pic.twitter.com/XsIjq10wRW