On This Date 5/19/1998

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Facing the Baltimore Orioles in the Bronx, the New York Yankees, who once trailed 5-1, scored six runs in the eighth inning, taking the lead on a three-run home run by Bernie Williams off Armando Benitez. After Williams’ home run, Benitez takes out his frustration by drilling Tino Martinez square in his back. Both benches clear after the meaning, leading to an ugly fight that spills into Baltimore’s dugout as the Yankees win 9-5.