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Marlins pitcher Jose Ureña hit Acuna in the left elbow with his first pitch of the game.

By Jenna West
August 15, 2018

The benches cleared in the first inning of Wednesday's game at SunTrust Park, after Marlins starter Jose Ureña hit Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. with his first pitch of the night.

Acuna Jr. was hit in the left elbow and clearly in pain as he walked away from the plate. Braves manager Brian Snitker and players walked onto the field, angry over the pitch. Members from both teams began emptying out of the dugouts and a brawl quickly erupted. While players and coaches from both sides were arguing, Acuna Jr. squatted in the grass as a trainer tended to him.

Once the brawl ended, Acuna made his way to first base and threw his shin guard in Ureña's direction. The benches cleared again, but no punches were thrown. Snitker and Ureña were then ejected from the game and Elieser Hernandez entered in Ureña's place.

Acuna, who stayed in the game to run the bases, later exited while warming up before the second inning. X-rays on his left elbow were negative and a CT scan performed last night on the left elbow was normal.

He is listed as Acuña is day-to-day.

The Braves' slugger previously homered in five straight games, becoming the youngest player in MLB history to reach the feat. Acuna's last three dingers were leadoff home runs, including in both games of Monday's doubleheader.

Since Acuna's only plate appearance resulted in him being hit by a pitch, his home run streak will still be active when he plays in his next game, per MLB rules.

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