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Pirates' Martin, Hurdle tossed from game

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ATLANTA (AP)

Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin and manager Clint Hurdle have been ejected from the Pirates' game against the Atlanta Braves.

The ejections came after umpire Dan Iassogna called two balls on pitches from A.J. Burnett to Braves pitcher Kris Medlen in the fourth inning on Monday night. Burnett complained about the ball one call, and Iassogna stepped in front of the plate to warn the right-hander.

After the second ball was called, Martin apparently complained and was ejected by Iassogna. Hurdle charged from the dugout to argue with Iassogna and also was tossed.

Michael McKenry replaced Martin behind the plate.

Atlanta's Brian McCann hit a two-run homer earlier in the fourth to give Atlanta a 2-1 lead.

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