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Maddon tossed for arguing called third strike

Maddon tossed for arguing called third strike

Maddon tossed for arguing called third strike

KANSAS CITY -- Rays manager Joe Maddon traveled a long way to see less than half a game from the dugout.

In Monday's makeup game vs. the Royals, Maddon was ejected by home-plate umpire Greg Gibson for arguing a called third strike against David DeJesus with the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth inning. The Rays trailed, 5-1, at the time.

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DeJesus disputed the call initially and stood at home plate as Gibson got into a heated exchange with Maddon from the dugout. Maddon didn't come onto the field until after he had been thrown out.

It was the fourth ejection for Maddon this season, and the 31st of his managerial career.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com. Dick Kaegel contributed to this story. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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