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Hurdle tossed for arguing third-strike call

Hurdle tossed for arguing third-strike call

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Hurdle tossed for arguing third-strike call
PITTSBURGH -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle earned his second ejection of the season on Sunday, contesting home-plate umpire Marty Foster calling out Casey McGehee on a checked-swing third strike in the fourth inning.

After Detroit catcher Alex Avila dropped the pitch and picked it up to tag McGehee, the Pirates first baseman got into a quickly-escalating conversation with Foster.

Hurdle came out to take McGehee's place in the argument, which did not last long before Foster gave the Bucs manager the thumb.

Hurdle's first ejection of he season had come on May 2, at St. Louis.

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