Phils, Jays In Annual Beanball War; Jays Win 12-2

The Phillies and Blue Jays engaged in their annual beanball war Thursday, with near bench clearing results. Ryan Madson, Larry Bowa, Miguel Batista and Carlos Tosca were all ejected and David Bell left the game after getting hit in the head by a pitch.

The bad blood continues between the Phillies and the Blue Jays. The game between the two teams featured beanballs and ejections. In the end, the Blue Jays pounded out 20 hits in a 12-2 win.

Vernon Wells and Carlos Delgado hit back-to-back homeruns off Brett Myers in the first inning for Toronto, but it was Blue Jays starter Miguel Batista who hit Philadelphia's David Bell in the side of the helmet with a pitch in the third inning. After being examined by the trainer, Bell left the field under his own power.

Batista also hit Shawn Wooten on the left hip with a pitch in the fourth inning, prompting a warning by first base umpire Marty Foster to both benches. Ryan Madson then threw behind Frank Catalanotto in the fourth inning, resulting in the ejections of Madson and Philadelphia manager Larry Bowa.

Batista, who struck out seven, threw a pitch up and in to Philadelphia's Todd Pratt leading off the fifth inning and was ejected along with Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca.

The teams had a benches-clearing brawl in spring training last year when Rheal Cormier tried to hit Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay with a pitch after Halladay had earlier hit Jim Thome.

Myers lasted just 2 2/3 innings and allowed 7 earned runs on 9 hits.

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