WASHINGTON (AP) -Dmitri Young's 10-game hitting streak ended Thursday night when the Nationals' first baseman was ejected in the third inning for arguing with the home plate umpire.
Young, an All-Star who entered the game against the Colorado Rockies with an NL-leading .342 average, was called out looking on a third strike by umpire Rob Drake. Young said something as he walked away, and Drake responded. More words were exchanged and Young was tossed from the game.
Young dropped his bat and walked back toward Drake, getting close to the umpire before teammate Ryan Church stepped between them. Nationals manager Manny Acta also intervened, ushering Young toward the dugout.
Young walked in his first at-bat Thursday, and his 0-for-1 night dropped his average to .341. He was replaced at first base by Robert Fick.
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