Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon had some critical comments about one of the best players in baseball following an altercation over the Detroit Tigers-Tampa Bay Rays weekend series. Maddon said Miguel Cabrera was "wonderful" but also said he wished Cabrera "wouldn't cry so much."
Rays closer Fernando Rodney and the Tigers third baseman exchanged words following a few high and tight fastballs from Rodney that buzzed Cabrera. After striking out in the 10th inning, Cabrera and Rodney exchanged words while Cabrera walked back to the Tigers dugout.
The following day, Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello plunked Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist in the first inning. Both teams were warned by umpire Vic Carapazza and any retaliation was averted. CORCORAN: Cabrera, Davis neck-and-neck in tight race for AL MVP