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Crawford, Maddon ejected

Rays LF Carl Crawford and manager Joe Maddon were ejected following heated confrontations with home plate umpire Bob Davidson.

Crawford took one pitch from Jon Lester with two outs in the fifth that Davidson called a strike and turned around to argue with him. It got heated quickly, and as Maddon raced out to the plate, Davidson ejected Crawford. Second later Davidson ejected Maddon, and the two then engaged in a serious face-to-face debate, with crew chief Tim Tschida providing a passive buffer.

Davidson seemed to be the aggressor in the situation.

Sean Rodriguez replaced Crawford and struck out. 

[Last modified: Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:15am]


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