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Arguing foul tip earns Porter first career ejection

HOUSTON -- Astros manager Bo Porter was ejected from a game for the first time in his career in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox.

Porter was tossed by plate umpire Mark Carlson for arguing whether Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia had caught a foul tip off the bat of Astros catcher Jason Castro, who struck out to start the ninth. Castro argued the ball hit the ground before it hit the mitt and should have been a foul ball instead of a third strike.

Porter took up Castro's argument and became the first uniformed member of the Astros to get ejected this year.

"Whether it was a foul tip or not, realistically I don't know," Porter said. "I didn't even care to go look at it. The point I made to the umpire is that it's too big of a play, too big of a moment, not to check [with other umpires]."

Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara went on to work a 1-2-3 ninth for his 11th save in Boston's come-from-behind win.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.
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