Tigers’ Ausmus suspended over ejection, tirade

Manager Brad Ausmus ejected during Tigers-Twins game on Monday

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus places his sweatshirt over home plate against the Minnesota Twins after being thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Doug Eddings in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 16, 2016 in Detroit.

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one game and fined after his histrionic ejection from Monday night’s game against Minnesota.

Ausmus served the suspension Tuesday night against the Twins. Bench coach Gene Lamont managed in his place.

Ausmus was ejected in the fourth inning Monday for arguing a called third strike in Detroit’s 10-8 win. During the argument, he took off his sweatshirt and used it to cover up home plate.

The commissioner’s office said in a statement about an hour before Tuesday’s game that Ausmus was being disciplined for “excessive arguing and his inappropriate actions following his ejection.

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