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Blue Jays Manager Gibbons Ejected

April 23, 2005

TORONTO (AP) _ Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected by plate umpire Larry Vanover during Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Gibbons was tossed after Alex Rios was thrown out at home plate to end the seventh inning. Rios tried to score on Gregg Zaun’s single to left.

B.J. Surhoff fielded the ball and fired to catcher Javy Lopez, who appeared to block the plate as Rios slid in. Vanover called Rios out, and Gibbons charged out of the dugout.

Gibbons threw his cap to the turf and argued vehemently. He also appeared to bump Vanover. It was Gibbons’ second ejection of the season.