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Showalter tossed for arguing balls and strikes

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BALTIMORE -- Manager Buck Showalter was ejected in the seventh inning Saturday for arguing a strike call with Nick Markakis at the plate.

The Orioles had managed just two hits to that point on Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez. Showalter took exception to an 0-1 offering from Ramirez that home plate umpire Larry Vanover called a strike.

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BALTIMORE -- Manager Buck Showalter was ejected in the seventh inning Saturday for arguing a strike call with Nick Markakis at the plate.

The Orioles had managed just two hits to that point on Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez. Showalter took exception to an 0-1 offering from Ramirez that home plate umpire Larry Vanover called a strike.

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Markakis turned to argue the pitch and Showalter chimed in. Vanover tossed him, and Showalter popped out of the dugout to argue a little more.

It was the second ejection for Showalter this season and the 26th of his career.

Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com..

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