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 Posted: Wed Sep 27th, 2017 09:36 pm
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Clinching at least home-field advantage in the American League wild-card game wasn't the only piece of excitement from the New York Yankees' 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

With Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez at the dish, home-plate umpire Dan Bellino stopped play to have a fan removed from the stadium. The fan in question was apparently telling Sanchez the location of Rays reliever Austin Pruitt's pitches, according to's Brendan Kuty.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told ESPN he thought the fan was "rightfully" ejected from the game.

"(T)he first time I heard it I didn't think much of it and the second time I heard it and that's when the umpire went back there," Girardi said.

"That shouldn't happen and they were removed from the park."

Maybe it worked anyway, because Sanchez wound up singling in the at-bat.