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Dodgers: Manny Ramirez homers, gets ejected

September 7, 2009 |  2:01 pm


Manny Ramirez hit a solo home run to start a three-run second inning for the Dodgers in a game against the Diamondbacks but was ejected after striking out and arguing with home plate umpire Doug Eddings an inning later.

Ramirez appeared to be upset about a called second strike, which put him behind 0-2 in the count. Upon striking out swinging, Ramirez tossed his bat and helmet, which led to an exchange of words with Eddings.

Ramirez was replaced in left field in the bottom of the third inning by Juan Pierre with the Dodgers ahead, 3-0.

Ronnie Belliard hit a home run in the top of the fourth to increase the Dodgers' lead to 4-0.

-- Dylan Hernandez in Phoenix

Photo: Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez argues with home plate umpire Doug Eddings after being ejected for questioning a strikeout Monday. Credit: Matt York / Associated Press