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Puig ejected after arguing strikeout in ninth

Dodgers star tossed after dropping bat in exchange with home-plate umpire
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HOUSTON -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was ejected for arguing a called third strike in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-2 loss in 10 innings to the Astros.

Puig incredulously turned to home-plate umpire James Hoye and dropped the bat, which likely sparked the immediate ejection.

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HOUSTON -- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was ejected for arguing a called third strike in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-2 loss in 10 innings to the Astros.

Puig incredulously turned to home-plate umpire James Hoye and dropped the bat, which likely sparked the immediate ejection.

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Neither Puig nor manager Don Mattingly addressed the ejection following the game.

Puig clearly thought Astros reliever Vincent Velasquez's pitch was low and outside, though replays seemed to show a pitch well within the zone.

Puig went 2-for-4 with a stolen base before being tossed.

Chris Abshire is a contributor to MLB.com.

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