Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves was a large part of a brawl between Mexico and Canada in the World Baseball Classic in Arizona Saturday.
After Canada’s Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Mexico's Arnold Leon at Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks, a huge fight erupted with punches thrown. Aceves got mixed up with a few Canadians in the brawl, but particularly with pitcher Jay Johnson (not pictured), a prospect in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.
See the video above to catch Johnson, No. 57 for Canada, land a few left-handed punches on Aceves. Johnson also hammers Mexico outfielder Eduardo Arredondo.
Canada went on to win the game, 10-3, but it was marred by the fight and debris being thrown from the stands.
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