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Giants’ Tavarez Ejected

September 10, 1998

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ San Francisco reliever Julian Tavarez was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against San Diego after reacting angrily to walking a batter and ending up chest-to-chest with umpire Sam Holbrook.

After walking Chris Gomez in the eighth on a borderline pitch, Tavarez slammed his glove to the ground, tossed his cap toward the plate and ended up chest-to-chest with umpire Sam Holbrook before being pulled away by manager Dusty Baker.

Holbrook, who ejected Mark McGwire from a game last month for arguing a called third strike, said he was bumped by Tavarez.

``Yes, there was contact made,″ said the umpire, who planned to file a report on the incident to the league office. ``That’s all I want to say.″

After Tavarez was ejected, the Padres scored four runs to wrap up an 8-3 victory.

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