White Sox manager Ventura ejected in Anaheim

BY foxsports • September 22, 2012

White Sox manager Robin Ventura has been ejected in the fourth inning of Chicago's game against the Los Angeles Angels for arguing a balk called on Jose Quintana.

Ventura was tossed by first base umpire Ed Hickox on Saturday night with the White Sox trailing 4-1 and in danger of seeing their AL Central lead drop to a half-game over second-place Detroit. The Angels had runners at the corners with none out when Quintana made an attempted pickoff throw to first baseman Paul Konerko, who was playing way off the bag against the right-handed hitting Mike Trout. Quintana led Konerko to the bag with his throw, and was called for his second balk of the season.

It was Ventura's fourth ejection in his first year as a manager. His last was on Aug. 25 against Seattle.