Punches thrown during Giants vs Nationals game in SF

Nationals' Bryce Harper hits Giants' Hunter Strickland in the face after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 29, 2017 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A fight broke out between the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper and San Francisco Giants' Hunter Strickland during a game on Monday after Harper was hit by a pitch.

Harper pointed the bat toward Strickland, charged the mound and fired his batting helmet wide of the pitcher. They started to swing away and they each connected as the benches and bullpens emptied. At least two Giants players forcefully dragged Strickland from the middle of the brawl all the way into the dugout.

Strickland and Harper were both ejected from the game.

This is Harper's ninth career ejection and Strickland's first.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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