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 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 01:15 am
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Here we go again.

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox after hitting shortstop Xander Bogaerts with a 77-mph breaking ball in the bottom of the second inning.

In the seemingly never-ending circus surrounding the two teams that has involved multiple attempts to bean Manny Machado and seen Mookie Betts actually get hit by a pitch, this seemed inevitable.

Home plate umpire Sam Holbrook immediately motioned for Gausman's ejection as Bogaerts went to first base. Gausman protested, and catcher Caleb Joseph went ballistic.

Even Red Sox commentator Dennis Eckersley thought it was a hasty call, referring to it as "clueless" during the broadcast.

So much for tension being over and done with.