After Yankee pitchers hit Edwin Encarnacion and Aaron Hill, Jesse Carlson threw behind Jorge Posada. Posada responded with some angry words and took a few steps toward the mound, causing both benches to clear, but order was quickly restored. A short time later, Posada elbowed Carlson after crossing home plate and the two players got into a tussle, leading to a bench-clearing brawl. "It got pretty heavy and pretty thick pretty quickly," Alex Rodriguez said. "I think we're all fortunate and glad no one got hurt."