With Pittsburgh leading 7-1 in the fifth, Pirates starter Jeff Fogg threw inside and hit
in the thigh. Catcher
stepped in front of Anderson keeping him from charging the mound. But as the two exhanged words on the way to first base, Kendall shoved Anderson in the face, sparking a benches-clearing brawl.
"I told him to go to first base," Kendall said. "He kind of slapped me. We weren't throwing at him. Stuff happens in a baseball game. It was an 88 mile-per-hour fastball. I think the whole thing is pretty weak. He might have a little bruise."
"Whether it was intentional or unintentional, nobody likes to get hit,"
said. "Players are going to respond. There is nothing wrong with a little extracurricular activity."
Anderson, Kendall, Tampa Bay's
all were ejected during the wild fight and likely face a suspension.
Martin and Tavarez received ejections because both were seen throwing punches as umpires attempted to break up the fight.
"I have got a lot of friends on that team," said Martin, a former Pirate. "But Tavarez took a shot at
, so I just tried to contain him. I didn't throw any punches. I was pretty shocked that I got kicked out."
Fogg held Tampa Bay to three runs over the first eight innings, but the
matched a season high with six runs in the ninth inning.
"Josh did a nice job for us," Pirates manager
said. "He just ran out of gas in the ninth. I'm not hung up on complete games. I wanted him to experience the ninth inning. It's part of his learning experience. He will handle it better next time because he failed this time."
, which plated Valentin and cut the deficit to 12-5.
drove in Tyner with a groundout and
singled to score Rolls. Sauerbeck walked
to load the bases, then gave up a double to Lugo, which scored two more.
came in and walked pinch hitter
, loading the bases with two outs. But Crawford grounded out to short.
"I am proud of our team for not laying down. They battled," Piniella said. "That shows a lot of spunk to me. They just fell a little short, gave up too many runs."
had two hits and four RBI for the Pirates, who also snapped a seven-game road losing streak. Ramirez capped a third-inning rally with a three-run double and put the Pirates' ahead 9-3 with a home run to left field in the seventh.
had four hits, including a career-high three doubles, and three RBI and
had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored for Pittsburgh.
Wilson gave the Pirates a 6-1 lead with a two-run double in the fourth.
Bell made his
' debut, but lasted just 3 1/3 innings, allowing six runs and four hits.
Tyner finished with three hits with an RBI and two runs for Tampa Bay, which allowed at least 10 runs for the seventh time this season.