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Girardi ejected after checked-swing call

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected in the third inning of the Yanks' 10-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday for arguing a checked-swing call with first-base umpire Alan Porter.

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Girardi was ejected after Porter ruled that Maikel Franco did not swing on an 0-2 count with two outs and runners on first and second. It was Girardi's second ejection of the season. Ivan Nova eventually struck out Franco with New York leading, 2-0.

Franco had been hot against the Yankees. In the first two games of the series, Franco went 6-for-8 with one double, three home runs and 10 RBIs. He became the first Phillies batter since the RBI became an official stat in 1920 to have consecutive five-RBI games. On Wednesday, he cooled off, going 0-for-4.

"Well, I told [Porter] he swung, he said something and I said, 'He swung,'" Girardi said. "He said, 'Knock it off,' and I said, 'I'd knock it off if you got the call right.' And he threw me."

Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for
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