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Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera ejected from game vs. Indians

By Marla Ridenour Published: May 21, 2014

Tigers' star Miguel Cabrera was ejected with two out in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday in a 7-7 game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

Cabrera was tossed by home plate umpire Tim Timmons for arguing a first-pitch check swing call with Carlos Carrasco on the mound for the Indians. The previous Tiger batter, Ian Kinsler, also had words with Timmons on a called third strike when Kinsler thought he had checked his swing.

According to STATS Inc., it was the sixth ejection of Cabrera's career.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was also ejected for arguing with Timmons after Cabrera was tossed.

Don Kelly took over for Cabrera at the plate and walked. But the inning ended when Victor Martinez, hitting against a shift, grounded out to short.

Kelly remained in the game for Cabrera, taking over at first base.

For the afternoon, Cabrera had a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the first, flied out to right in the second and walked in the fifth.

Cabrera (.321) saw his 11-game hitting streak snapped. The two-time defending American League MVP finished the series hitting .400 (4 for 10).

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