BALTIMORE -- Naturally, Bud Norris insisted he wasnt throwing at Torii Hunter. Nike Air Force 1 Just Do It Noir . The timing of the pitch -- and where it landed -- suggested otherwise. And that is precisely why the Tigers and Baltimore Orioles became involved in a bench-clearing fray in the latter stages of Detroits 4-1 victory Monday night. After Ian Kinslers two-run homer in the eighth gave the Tigers a three-run cushion, Norris hit Hunter in the ribcage with a 94 mph fastball. "I dont know if he was trying to hit him or not," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said. "It looks odd after a home run." Hunter yelled at Norris, and as he made his way toward first base, the Tigers outfielder moved slightly in the direction of the mound. That caused both dugouts to empty, and relievers from both bullpens charged toward the infield. "Im sorry he didnt appreciate it," Norris said, "but at the same token, Im trying to throw a ball over the plate and get an out, groundball to third base or something." Order was quickly restored before anyone blatantly shoved each other, and no punches were thrown. Norris (2-3) was ultimately ejected by plate umpire James Hoye. "Kinsler hits a two-run homer and then the next hitter gets drilled," crew chief Bob Davidson said. "I thought Hoye handled it properly. I think thats what anybody would have done. Its a fastball that drilled the guy in the ribs, and I think Hoye did the right thing. ... As an umpire, it wasnt rocket science. I really think that that was the right thing to do." As Norris made his made his way toward the Baltimore dugout, he shouted once more at Hunter, who yelled back. Hunter watched several replays of the pitch in the Detroit clubhouse before meeting with reporters. Asked if thought Norris was throwing at him, Hunter replied, "What do you think? I mean, the guy had great control. So what, he all of a sudden lost it?" Hunter acknowledged that he got swept up by the emotion of the moment, and probably wasnt going to charge the mound. "Its like a pickup basketball game. Theres a foul and two guys argue," he said. "Theres a lot of adrenalin going. Once you calm down and think about the situation... it doesnt make sense. Im too old for this stuff. Ive got kids in college. I cant be doing that." Rick Porcello (6-1) allowed one run and five hits in six innings, walking none and striking out two in winning his fifth straight start. The right-hander improved to 3-5 lifetime against Baltimore, 1-3 at Camden Yards. "I managed to get ahead of guys and keep them at bay," said Porcello, who left after throwing only 83 pitches. "He had a little bit of tightness in the side," Ausmus said. "He fought me. He wanted to stay in. It being May, out of precaution I took him out of the game. If he had gone back out there and really injured himself, I would have had trouble sleeping." Joe Nathan worked a perfect the ninth for his eighth save. Steve Clevenger had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in Baltimores lone run. Clevenger has taken over the starting role at catcher while Matt Wieters (right elbow strain) is on the 15-day disabled list. Nick Markakis went 0 for 4, ending his 18-game hitting streak. Markakis flied out to centre in the seventh with a runner on third and two outs with the Orioles down by a run. Baltimore went up 1-0 in the second inning when J.J. Hardy hit a two-out single and scored on a double by Clevenger. Norris was perfect through three innings with four strikeouts. In the fourth, however, Kinsler walked, stole second and scored on a single by Miguel Cabrera. Victor Martinez followed with a double and Austin Jackson added a sacrifice fly. NOTES: The start of the game was delayed 35 minutes by rain. ... Norris caught a foul ball near the Detroit dugout, darting to his right to catch the popup off the bat of Andrew Romine. ... The Orioles recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk to strengthen a weary bullpen. He got four straight outs after Norris left ...Ubaldo Jimemez, who starts for Baltimore on Tuesday night, was 0-4 with a 6.59 ERA in April and 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA in May. Drew Smyly (2-2) will start for Detroit. ... Kinsler was caught stealing in the sixth, making Baltimore catchers 4 for 29 in nailing would-be stealers. Air Force 1 Just Do It Pas Cher . Others describe it as taking the parrot for a walk. Air Force One Just Do It Pas Cher . Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2014 Skate Canada International in Kelowna, British Columbia from October 31 - November 2, 2014 at Prospera Place.Eddie Jones has compared Englands autumn opener against South Africa to the Rumble in the Jungle between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. England, the grand slam champions, are targeting a first victory in the fixture since 2006, a barren spell spanning 12 Tests, and Jones insists that trying to match their opponents physicality is the path to defeat.To illustrate his point, he recalls how Ali overcame Foreman in the eighth round of their heavyweight showdown in Zaire in 1974 by using rope-a-dope tactics. England vs South Africa November 12, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Eddie Jones says hes confident his England side can end a decade-long wait for a victory over South Africa this weekend Ali absorbed Foremans most powerful blows before delivering the knockout punches once the champion had exhausted himself and Jones believes England need to be similarly wily when they face South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.Against a physically aggresssive side, youve got to play smart, Jones said. Nike Air Force 1 Just Do It Orange Pas Cher. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. We wont be shying away from the physical side of the game, but when Muhammad Ali fought George Foreman, if he went toe to toe with him he was going to lose, so he had to find other ways of getting around him.We dont want to go toe to toe with South Africa because thats what they want to do. You never go into a game of rugby knowing what the opposition want to do, and then do it. The England team look ahead to their opening Autumn International clash with South Africa from their training camp in Portugal We need to be physical in every game, but the tactical part against South Africa is different.Because of their overtness in their physicality they give you opportunities and well take those opportunities.Rugby is always physical. Its not a different challenge. The challenge for us is to be tactically smart.Watch England v South Africa on Saturday. Coverage begins on Sky Sports 1 HD at 2pm. 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