Ubaldo Jimenez hit Pablo Sandoval with pitch, was ejected

Pablo Sandoval reacts after being struck in the back by a pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Home base umpire Jordan Baker ejected Jimenez from the game.
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By David Kenyon 

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected from Friday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox for allegedly hitting Pablo Sandoval on purpose.

Whether or not it actually was doesn’t matter; Jimenez aimed one into the front shoulder of Sandoval.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the umpire may have tossed Jimenez because the off-target pitch could have been retaliation for a dirty slide by Sandoval into Baltimore second baseman Jonathan Schoop.

Jimenez exited the game after 3 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball.

 

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