It was a 5-3 Rangers with one out in the bottom of the eighth when Nauert called Pedroia out on a questionable third strike. While it appeared as though Pedroia had obviously held his swing, Nauert rung him up.
He then had to hear the second baseman bark at him for the remainder of the top of the eighth. The jawing continued after Pedroia took the field for the top of the ninth, and Nauert had had enough. He tossed Pedroia following David Murphy’s hit by pitch for his second career ejection.
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Manager Bobby Valentine tried to join Pedroia in the clubhouse, but to no avail.
“It looked like he checked his swing from our vantage point,” said Valentine. “Then Adrian (Gonzalez) hits one off the wall, of course. You can’t get it back.”
“I was pretty angry and supporting my guy,” said the Sox manager "
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