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Maddon tossed for arguing call at second

Maddon tossed for arguing call at second

ANAHEIM -- Rays manager Joe Maddon got ejected from Tuesday's game against the Angels in the top of the fifth after arguing a call at second base.

Evan Longoria had just gotten called out trying to steal second by Angel Campos when Maddon came onto the field to engage in a prolonged argument with the second-base umpire. Campos had also called out Jason Bartlett when he tried to steal second in the fourth inning. Replays of that call seemed to indicate that Bartlett beat the tag.

"Two consecutive calls I didn't like," Maddon said.

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The ejection was Maddon's fourth of the season and the 15th as manager of the Rays, which tied Larry Rothschild's franchise record.

"I haven't heard from Larry yet," Maddon quipped. "I haven't checked my e-mail."

Six of Maddon's ejections came against the Angels, the organization for which he served 31 years.

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