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Renteria ejected for arguing balls and strikes

CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Rick Renteria was ejected in the third inning on Wednesday night by home-plate umpire Todd Tichenor for arguing balls and strikes.

It's the fourth time this season Renteria has been ejected.

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With one out in the Mets' second, Renteria said something to Tichenor after Edwin Jackson's first pitch to Curtis Granderson was called a ball. Tichenor didn't like it, and Renteria was tossed. Renteria went onto the field to continue his argument, then exited.

"Like I've said, they have a tough job, and I think when you're watching your pitcher ... I believe he's attacking the zone, and pitches aren't getting called," Renteria said. "Obviously, [the umpire] has the better view than I do. I was just pointing out that I thought there were some good pitches."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

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