BOSTON -- Baltimore Orioles reliever Mike Gonzalez and manager Buck Showalter were both ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Red Sox on Sunday after Gonzalez threw a pitch behind Boston's David Ortiz.
Ortiz did not charge the mound Sunday the way he did Friday night, a move which touched off a benches-clearing brawl between the two clubs. Instead, he stood glaring at Gonzalez, who was immediately ejected by umpire Marty Foster. Foster then pointed at Showalter in the Orioles dugout and tossed him, too.
"I'd have thrown (Gonzalez) out of the game, too," Showalter said after the Orioles lost 8-6.
Asked if he was throwing at Ortiz, Gonzalez said: "The series was frustrating the whole way. It was what it was."
Red Sox manager Terry Francona did not seem pleased with the fact that Gonzalez delivered a pitch behind the back of Ortiz.
"It looked a little, ah, it makes you think," Francona said. "The ball was three feet behind him. That's where somebody gets hurts. That's the point when somebody can really get hurt when you do something like that."
Foster also ejected Francona and Red Sox starter Kyle Weiland in the fifth inning. Weiland, who was making his major league debut, said something after hitting Vladimir Guerrero and Francona was tossed for coming to his rookie pitcher's defense.
Foster at first warned Weiland after he
hit Guerrero, then Weiland apparently said something he shouldn't
have and Foster quickly tossed him. Weiland, who allowed six runs
on eight hits, received a warm ovation from the fans as he left the
Francona spent a few minutes arguing the call, then headed to
join Weiland in the clubhouse.
"It's not exactly what you have written out and planned for, but it is what it is," said Weiland after the game. "Can't really do much about it."
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Kevin Youkilis was drilled on the elbow with a pitch by Orioles reliever Jeremy Guthrie. Due to Friday's incident, Foster issued warnings to both clubs Sunday afternoon.
"It was a changeup. I wasn't mad. Nobody was mad," Francona said. "Youk got hit with a changeup and I was very surprised (by the warnings)."
Information from ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald and Darren Hartwell, and The Associated Press was used in this report.