Gomes: 'I have a problem' with Escobar challenging dugout

Gomes: 'I have a problem' with Escobar challenging dugout
May 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jonny Gomes was out in left field, but still had had enough of Yunel Escobar at third base.

Escobar's double gave the Rays an 8-3 lead in the 7th inning. After stealing third base on the next pitch, Escobar got into a yelling match with the Boston dugout and had to be restrained just before both benches and bullpens emptied. The sides gathered around third base for a short session that mostly involved pushing and shoving.

"I'm not concerned about the bag at all," said Gomes, who sprinted into the fray from left field. "Yelling at my dugout, pointing at my dugout and taking your helmet off and basically challenging our dugout, I have a problem with that."

Escobar issued a statement through the Rays, saying that "as far as I'm concerned, it's over."

"They took offense to what we thought was fine," Rays third base coach Tom Foley said. "They called him out and he talked back to them and the next thing you know, benches cleared."