BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt was ejected from Thursday night’s game against the New York Yankees for arguing a called third strike with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn.
Holt was leading off the third when he was caught looking on three pitches from Masahiro Tanaka. He was walking back to the Boston dugout when he looked over his shoulder and said something. Reyburn immediately threw him out of the game.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora came out to argue, unsuccessfully.
Michael Chavis replaced Holt in the field in the top of the fourth.
The Red Sox led 7-2 after scoring seven runs in the first.
J.D. Martinez also took issue with Reyburn’s work after striking out in the fourth. But Cora and third base coach Carlos Febles sprinted to the plate to get between him and the umpire and avoid losing another player from the lineup.
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