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Ejections carry over from field into stands

MILWAUKEE — A player, a manager, a coach and even a fan were ejected Tuesday night during the Brewers' victory over the Cardinals.

In the second, Milwaukee manager Ken Macha was thrown out by second-base umpire Tim Timmons while arguing a call that cost the Brewers a run.

Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan was ejected from the dugout by home-plate umpire Bob Davidson in the third for arguing a called ball on a pitch from starter Kyle Lohse to Corey Hart.

In the fifth, Milwaukee CF Chris Dickerson was called out on strikes and slammed his helmet down while walking back to the dugout, getting an immediate ejection from Davidson.

In the bottom of the seventh, Davidson stopped the game, walked to the stands near the backstop netting and motioned for a fan wearing a T-shirt with a Brewers logo on it to leave his seat. An usher motioned for him, and the fan stood and posed with his arms extended in a V shape while drawing loud cheers.

CUBS HONOR GREAT: A statue of Billy Williams that portrays the Hall of Famer finishing his sweet left-handed swing was dedicated by the Cubs outside Wrigley Field. Williams was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife, Shirley.

JORGE GIVES BACK: Yankees C Jorge Posada is celebrating his 1,000th RBI with a fundraiser for his family's charity foundation. A T-shirt commemorating his achievement will be sold with net proceeds going to the Jorge Posada Foundation, named after Jorge and wife Laura's 10-year-old son, Jorge Luis. The boy has a rare disease called craniosynostosis that causes bones in the skull to fuse prematurely.

In other Yankees news, 3B Alex Rodriguez sat out after playing two straight games since returning from a calf injury.

A'S STADIUM: The Athletics, along with the MLS San Jose Earthquakes, selected 360 Architecture to design the teams' proposed privately funded stadiums. The company handled the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

ANGELS: C Hank Conger, a first-round pick in 2006, was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake. RH reliever Brian Stokes, a former Ray, was released.

BREWERS: OF Jim Edmonds, 40, has a torn right oblique muscle that could end his season and his career.

D'BACKS: RHP Kris Benson had a setback in his rehabilitation from a right shoulder injury and was shut down.

MARLINS: Ace RHP Josh Johnson stopped a bullpen session early with back discomfort and might miss his start Friday.

METS: 3B David Wright was scratched with a bruised left ring finger, sustained on a slide into second base Monday night.

REDS: RHP Edinson Volquez was called up from Class A Dayton and could start Saturday in place of RHP Aaron Harang.

RED SOX: The club is expected to pick up DH David Ortiz's $12 million extension for 2011, reported.

ROCKIES: OF Jay Payton, 37, who has spent parts of 13 seasons in the majors, was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

TIGERS: 2B Carlos Guillen, out with a deep bone bruise in his left knee, likely won't return this season, manager Jim Leyland said.

WHITE SOX: 2B Gordon Beckham was scratched because of pain in his right hand, which was hit by a pitch from Indians RHP Frank Herrmann on Aug. 30.

Ejections carry over from field into stands 09/07/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:10am]
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