Here's something we don't see every day.
Indians shortstop Mike Aviles was ejected after the final out was recorded during a game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Trailing by a run in the top of the ninth, Aviles stepped up to the plate with two outs and appeared to check his swing on the first pitch he faced. The ball was high and seemed to bounce off the glove of Yankees catcher Chris Stewart. But home plate umpire Tony Randazzo ruled that the ball was actually tipped by his bat. Aviles and Indians manager Terry Francona briefly argued but to no avail.
Aviles flied out two pitches later. After the catch, he exchanged a few words with the official and got tossed on his way to the dugout.
"We're down one, facing the best closer in the history of the game," Francona told The Plain Dealer. "He doesn't need any help. You can get emotional sometimes and I just thought at that point Tony should have kept walking or either apologized to Mike, but everybody makes mistakes."
Did Randazzo blow the call?
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