Joe Girardi protested the ejection. Right-hander Steven Jackson relieved Phillips.
In the bottom of the first: Shelley Duncan slid hard into second base, spikes high. Rays' Jonny Gomes sprinted in from RF to mix it up with Duncan resulting in the clearing of both benches.
EJECTED: Duncan, Bobby Meacham, Kevin Long and Gomes.
STATS: Duncan: 28, 6'5", 225 vs Gomes: 28, 6'1", 225