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Tigers Leyland tossed in 5th inning

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CLEVELAND (AP)

Tigers manager Jim Leyland has been ejected in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians.

Leyland ran onto the field Thursday after first-base coach Tom Brookens got into an argument with first-base umpire Paul Emmel and was thrown out. Leyland joined the discussion and quickly was tossed, his second ejection this season. Brookens appeared to arguing that Indians pitcher Justin Masterson had balked on a previous pitch.

Leyland stopped and had a few words with plate umpire Gary Darling before leaving the field. Infield coach Rafael Belliard replaced Brookens at first.

The Tigers have lost 20 of 31 and trail the first-place Indians by five games in the AL Central.

On Wednesday night, hitting coach Lloyd McClendon was ejected.

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