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Scioscia ejected for arguing with ump

Scioscia ejected for arguing with ump

ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia was ejected for arguing balls and strikes during the sixth inning of the Angels' 4-3 win against the Tigers on Tuesday at Angel Stadium.

From the dugout, Scioscia argued a strike called on catcher Mike Napoli on the first pitch he saw from reliever Zach Miner in the bottom of the sixth inning. Scioscia argued that the pitch was low and was ejected by home plate umpire Tim Timmons.

"Tim Timmons is a good ump," Scioscia said. "But I thought his strike zone was a little liberal. He was calling balls up and on the corners."

Scioscia had apparently expressed frustration throughout the game with Timmons' strike zone and his argument on the pitch to Napoli was Timmons' last straw.

"I guess he got tired of hearing it and that was that," Scioscia said. "But we came back, and that's the big part tonight."

It was the second time Scioscia has been ejected from a game this season. He was ejected on April 12 for arguing when Josh Beckett threw a ball near Bobby Abreu's head after a timeout was called.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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