Gardenhire ejected in 7th inning

October 7, 2010

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been ejected in the seventh inning of Game 2 against the Yankees for arguing balls and strikes.

Carl Pavano appeared to have Yankees designated hitter Lance Berkman struck out, but home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt called the pitch a ball. Berkman hit a double on the next pitch that put the Yankees ahead 3-2.

Gardenhire came out to visit Pavano on the mound and lingered, prompting Wendelstedt to come out and hurry things along. Gardenhire barked at Wendelstedt on his way back to the dugout and was quickly ejected.

He is the second manager to be ejected in the ALDS on Thursday. Tampa Bay's Joe Maddon was ejected in the fifth inning against Texas for arguing a check swing by Michael Young.