Kinsler ejected for arguing called strike

Kinsler ejected for arguing called strike

ARLINGTON -- Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was thrown out of Friday's 13-inning, 6-5 win over the Yankees in the 10th inning for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Dale Scott.

Kinsler was batting with a runner on second and one out when he took an 0-2 cutter from Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera that he thought was low and inside. Scott called it strike three, and Kinsler didn't like it.

After the game, Kinsler offered little in the way of analysis.

"No comment on the ejection," Kinsler said. "I said some things I shouldn't have said." Kinsler yelled at Scott immediately and walked away. But he kept on yelling as he walked to the dugout, and Scott tossed Kinsler from the game. Andres Blanco replaced Kinsler at second.

This is the second time that Kinsler has been ejected from a game this season. He was also tossed on June 25 against the Astros. The only other Rangers player to be ejected this season was Matt Treanor on May 13.