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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gardenhire ejected after Romine's weirdest infield single ever



DETROIT — The argument was valid, but it really didn't mean a whole lot in the long run.

After the Tigers had already tacked on an insurance run to lead 2-0 in the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins, Andrew Romine stepped up with the bases loaded and one out.

His grounder hit baserunner Austin Jackson before the ball — which looked like it would be good for an inning-ending double play — reached Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar.

Struck by a batted ball, Jackson, by rule is out.

But the inning remained alive.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire came out to argue that Jackson interfered with a double play, which potentially could hurt the Twins with the inning continuing.

Gardenhire was ejected by third-base umpire Joe West.

One pitch later, Rajai Davis grounded out to third, rendering the whole hoopla moot.

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