On June 7, the Orioles star shortstop was fed up after Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura plunked him in the back with a 99 mph fastball—especially since, in the previous at-bat, Ventura threw high and tight multiple times. Machado charged the mound, avoided a punch from Ventura, came pretty close to landing a clean one of his own, and tackled the pitcher as a melee briefly ensued. Beyond Machado's awesome right hook/DDT combo, a lot of important things came after: Chris Davis running like a wild man into the pile to defend his teammate, the back-to-back homers from outfielder Mark Trumbo and Davis that put the team ahead, centerfielder Adam Jones and manager Buck Showalter backing Machado, and the series sweep. All of which to say it was a rallying moment for the O's. Hopefully they can keep the mojo going.