Benches clear in Subway Series finale after Stanton, Lindor have words on home run trot


The Subway Series got extra chippy just before the seventh inning stretch, as both benches and bullpens emptied after Giancarlo Stanton and Francisco Lindor were chirping at each other during Stanton’s home run trot.

In the bottom of the sixth, when Lindor hit his second home run of the game, he seemed to yell and motion into the Yankees’ dugout by making a whistling motion, referencing the allegation that the Yankees where whistling on Saturday to try to tip Taijuan Walker’s pitches.

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A half-inning later, with two outs in the seventh, Stanton crushed a two-run homer to tie the game, and on his way around the bases, he slowed up, turned his trot towards Lindor, and had something to say to the Mets’ shortstop. The two jawed back and forth, and as Stanton continued around the bases, Javier Baez also came over from second base to get involved.

That brought out the cavalry, and while no one was ejected, home plate umpire Lance Barksdale warned both benches.

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