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Hurdle tossed for arguing third-strike call

Hurdle tossed for arguing third-strike call

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.

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

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