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Alex Cora ejected after arguing Mookie Betts' brushback

Rob Bradford
August 03, 2018 - 7:37 pm

Alex Cora has his first career ejection under his belt.

The Red Sox manager was thrown out from his team's game with the Yankees Friday night in the first inning, coming out to argue with home plate umpire Adam Hamari after Mookie Betts was brushed back by Luis Severino's first pitch of the game. 

The dispute stemmed from the Red Sox thinking that Severino's 95 mph errant fastball was a reaction to New York leadoff man Brett Gardner being hit with a Rick Porcello pitch earlier in the inning.

Cora initially could be seen yelling from the Sox' dugout before storming on the field, where Hamari wasted no time in issuing the ejection.

While Betts grounded out to third, Andrew Benintendi doubled and was ultimately plated by another Steve Pearce home run. While Pearce was circling the bases, players from the Red Sox dugout -- led by Jackie Bradley Jr. and Chris Sale -- appeared to be yelling out toward Severino.

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