NEWS
08/06/2011 04:21 EDT | Updated 10/06/2011 05:12 EDT

Bench-clearing brawl could lead to suspensions for both Giants, Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO - Giants manager Bruce Bochy says he expects to hear soon from Major League Baseball what the ramifications of his team's bench-clearing brawl with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night will be.

Reliever Ramon Ramirez and catcher Eli Whiteside were both ejected for San Francisco along with Philadelphia centre fielder Shane Victorino.

Tempers flared in he sixth inning when Ramirez hit Victorino in the lower back with a pitch, moments after the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins stole second with a six-run lead. Victorino began walking toward the mound and Whiteside, the catcher, stepped in front of him. Placido Polanco raced in from second base and was tackled by Whiteside.