Advertisement

 SEATTLE (AP) -Mariners first baseman Richie Sexson was ejected in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics by first base umpire Mark Carlson.
Donnie Murphy led off the sixth inning with a grounder up the middle. Shortstop Willie Bloomquist tracked down the grounder, but his throw was slightly wide of first. Sexson fell to catch the ball, but Carlson - who was positioned behind Sexson - said the 6-foot-8 first baseman pulled his foot.
Sexson looked up to Carlson and calmly said a few words before Carlson threw him out. Seattle manager John McLaren ran out and got into an animated argument with Carlson, but was not ejected.
An inning earlier, Sexson shook his head and looked in Carlson's direction after being called out on a check-swing third strike.
Ben Broussard took over for Sexson at first.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction Can the Angels pull off the upset tonight when they host the Red Sox at 9:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Royals vs. Rangers Free Pick The Royals continue to scuffle but can they pull off the upset tonight in Texas when they visit the Rangers at 8:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Smyly, Rays could push Yanks into 2017 mode After a stretch that saw them claim eight of 10 games, the Yankees have dropped two in a row. Can Joe Girardi’s crew recover in time for today’s showdown vs....
Thumbnail Cubs seek to clobber Mariners again During the first half of the season, NL Central-leading Chicago administered thumpings with regularity. Friday, however, marked the team’s first throttling in...
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Blue Jays Prediction With the Orioles struggling, are the Blue Jays a safe bet to cover on the runline today at 1:07PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages