Abner Uribe, José Siri ejected after throwing punches in brawl in Brewers’ win over Rays

Brewers manager Pat Murphy and starting pitcher Freddy Peralta were tossed from the game earlier in the night, too

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Jose Siri (left) and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Abner Uribe threw punches in a wild brawl in the eighth inning Tuesday. (Benny Sieu/USA Today)

It was a very chaotic night at American Family Field on Tuesday.

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Abner Uribe and Tampa Bay Rays outfielder José Siri were both ejected from the Brewers’ 8-2 win after they threw punches during a brawl that broke out in the eighth inning. Brewers manager Pat Murphy and starting pitcher Freddy Peralta were tossed a few innings earlier, too, after Peralta hit Siri with a pitch.

MLB issued fines and suspensions on Wednesday:

  • Peralta has been suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount.

  • Murphy will sit for two games and was also fined.

  • Uribe was suspended six games and fined.

  • Siri will miss three games and was handed a fine.

Peralta, Uribe and Siri will appeal their suspensions. Murphy will begin his suspension with Wednesday's game.

The main incident broke out in the eighth inning and quickly led to the ejections after both benches cleared. Siri grounded out to start the inning, and Uribe caught a toss from Rhys Hoskins to make the play at first.

Almost immediately, though, the routine play fell apart. Uribe, who waited at the bag for Siri to get there before walking right past him, said something to Siri. That quickly escalated things, which led to punches being thrown as the scene turned incredibly chaotic.

While it’s unclear what was said to spark the incident, it erupted very quickly. And given that punches were thrown, punishments are likely.

“I’m glad nobody got seriously hurt,” Murphy said, via Bally Sports Wisconsin. “There’s a lot of emotion in the game … Things happen between people, you don’t know the history of everything, all I know is I’m better off not saying anything.”

That incident came just two innings after Murphy and Peralta were ejected from the game. Peralta was tossed after he hit Siri with a pitch on a 3-0 count in the sixth inning. That set Murphy off, and the umpires quickly threw them both out of the game after Murphy came storming out of the dugout.

Despite all of that, the Brewers had little issue grabbing the win. They got out to a 3-0 lead after two innings, and Willy Adames hit a three-run homer in the fifth to put them up 6-1.

The win snapped a three-game losing skid for the Brewers, who now hold an 18-11 record. They’ll wrap up a three-game series against the Rays, who sit at 14-17, on Wednesday.