Brad Ausmus ejected arguing balk call in matinee vs. Yankees
DETROIT >> Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was ejected in the sixth inning of Thursday’s afternoon game against the Yankees, for arguing a balk call with third-base umpire Gerry Davis.
With Jacoby Ellsbury on third, Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez appeared to step off the rubber during his delivery. The balk was not initially called until the Yankees dugout started yelling at home plate ump Phil Cuzzi.
After Davis called the balk, manager Brad Ausmus — along with Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila — went to argue the call with Davis. Ausmus was ejected on his way back to the dugout after the discussion.
It’s the fourth ejection of Ausmus’ career, and his first since last Aug. 10.