Detroit's Kinsler ejected in 3rd inning against Orioles
DETROIT (AP) Ian Kinsler was ejected from Detroit's game against Baltimore on Sunday after slamming his bat down in disgust when he hit a flyball.
The Detroit second baseman lifted a flyball to center field in the third inning of the Tigers' 9-3 loss, and as he jogged toward first, he slammed his bat down, causing part of it to break off. Then he threw the rest of the bat down, and plate umpire Manny Gonzalez ejected him. Crew chief Fieldin Culbreth said after the game that Kinsler had thrown the bat in Gonzalez's direction. Kinsler said he threw it at the ground.
Kinsler had appeared annoyed with a called strike on the previous pitch, walking several steps away from the plate.