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'Disagreement' leads to Ventura's ejection

LOS ANGELES -- White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected for the second time this season and the ninth of his career during the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Dodgers.

Ventura appeared to not be happy with home-plate umpire Kerwin Danley's balls and strikes calls with reliever Zach Putnam on the mound. When pitching coach Don Cooper came from the dugout to talk to Putnam during Hanley Ramirez's at-bat, Ventura was ejected.

"Just had a disagreement," Ventura said.

The White Sox allowed just one run in the eighth and held on for a one-run victory.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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