Victor Martinez ejected, then throws helmet from dugout
DETROIT (AP) Victor Martinez threw his helmet onto the field from the dugout after being ejected from a game Saturday night.
The Tigers designated hitter took strike one in the third inning from Angels left-hander Brett Oberholtzer, then turned to discuss the call with plate umpire Mike Everitt. After arguing for about 30 seconds, Everitt tossed Martinez, who then put his hands behind his back and continued to argue.
Martinez eventually became more animated, and manager Brad Ausmus and teammate J.D. Martinez had to help him off the field.
Victor Martinez kept arguing from the dugout and flipped his helmet onto the field before voicing a final tirade at Everitt.
Tyler Collins replaced Martinez and grounded out to second to end the inning.