In the 9th inning of Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, A's closer Grant Balfour and Tigers DH Victor Martinez had some words for each other.

Martinez then walked toward Balfour and both benches cleared.  No punches were thrown but both players were clearly upset.  The A's won the game 6-3 and took a 2-1 lead in the best of 5 series.

Some of their words were heard clearly on the television broadcast, including some well-placed F-bombs.

This video is NSFW.

Hopefully this altercation sparks Detroit, whose lack of offensive production so far has them one loss away from elimination.

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