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Hinch ejected in finale with Indians

Manager tossed in 6th for arguing with home-plate umpire Randazzo
Special to MLB.com @benweinrib

CLEVELAND -- Astros manager AJ Hinch was tossed in the top of the sixth inning of Sunday's 10-9, 14-inning loss to the Indians for arguing with home-plate umpire Tony Randazzo.

After Jose Altuve took a third straight ball from Indians starter Trevor Bauer, Hinch stood at the edge of the visitor's dugout and chirped at Randazzo. Television cameras caught the umpire yelling back, "Don't tell me where to look," and Hinch was quickly run from the game after continuing to argue.

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CLEVELAND -- Astros manager AJ Hinch was tossed in the top of the sixth inning of Sunday's 10-9, 14-inning loss to the Indians for arguing with home-plate umpire Tony Randazzo.

After Jose Altuve took a third straight ball from Indians starter Trevor Bauer, Hinch stood at the edge of the visitor's dugout and chirped at Randazzo. Television cameras caught the umpire yelling back, "Don't tell me where to look," and Hinch was quickly run from the game after continuing to argue.

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"The strike zone was and usually always is an issue when it's something like that," Hinch said after the game. "But honestly, I felt like he was a little too engaged with our dugout and not worried about what was going on on the field. I told him that, he didn't really like that, and he had a little short temper, and I ended up coming out of the game. It was a disagreement about where his attention should be, and it certainly shouldn't be in the dugout."

This was Hinch's first ejection of the year -- only the team's second of the season, after Marwin Gonzalez on April 1 -- but it comes at the end of a heated series. Hinch ended up watching the last nine innings of a wild game from the clubhouse.

The Astros and Indians are two of the better teams in the American League and have had a mini rivalry brewing since Bauer insinuated the team's starters, including his former college teammate, Gerrit Cole, used pine tar to increase their spin rate and overall performance on the mound.

Ben Weinrib is a contributor to MLB.com based in Cleveland.

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