posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 07:57 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pittsburgh reliever Salomon Torres and manager Lloyd McClendon were ejected from Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics
after the right-hander threw two consecutive pitches behind Damian Miller in the eighth inning.
Torres' first pitch sailed behind Miller about waist high, and plate umpire Kerwin Danley warned both sides. A's reliever Justin Duchscherer had hit
Pirates catcher Jason Kendall with a pitch in the top of the inning.
Torres' next pitch also went behind Miller, earning an instant ejection. McClendon was also ejected as a result.
Torres argued with a fan sitting behind the Pirates dugout as he left the field escorted by a security guard.
Jose Mesa came in and replaced Torres, and struck out Miller.
The A's and Pirates combined to hit five batters during Friday night's 6-1 Oakland victory.
The Pirates have been hit by a major league-leading 42 pitches.