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Maddon ejected in seventh inning against Yankees

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Rays manager Joe Maddon has been ejected in the seventh inning by home plate umpire Lance Barksdale.

Maddon had come out to argue when Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was awarded first base after apparently getting hit on the left elbow by a pitch from reliever Chad Qualls. But Maddon came out to make his point with Barksdale, possibly believing the ball didn't hit Jeter.

It was Maddon's fifth ejection of the season.

Jeter reacted as though he got hit by a pitch, jumping out of the batter's box as his bat flew out of his hand. A Yankees athletic trainer came out to attend to him before he walked to first.

The next batter, Curtis Granderson, hit a two-run homer off Qualls to give New York a 3-2 lead.

[Last modified: Friday, October 15, 2010 12:16am]

    

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