Marquis ejected for hitting Upton with pitch

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jason Marquis was ejected

from Sunday’s game in the bottom of the sixth inning for hitting

the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton with a pitch.

It marked the fourth time Upton has been hit with pitches in the

four-game series and came after home plate umpire Rob Drake warned

Arizona starter Ian Kennedy after he hit the Nationals’ Jayson

Werth in the left upper arm with a pitch in the top of the


Kennedy hit Washington’s Mike Morse two batters after Werth but

was not ejected. That got manager Jim Riggleman out of the dugout

to argue, and Riggleman was tossed when he came out to protest

Marquis being ejected.

Werth has been hit three times in the series and missed Friday’s

game due to elbow pain.