Victor Martinez threw his helmet onto the field from the dugout after being ejected from a game Saturday night, and three more Detroit Tigers got tossed later against the Angels.
Manager Brad Ausmus, hitting coach Wally Joyner and right fielder J.D. Martinez all were thrown out.
The problems began when Victor Martinez wasn’t happy in the third inning after taking strike one from Los Angeles lefty Brett Oberholtzer.
Martinez turned to discuss the call with plate umpire Mike Everitt and, after arguing for about 30 seconds, got tossed. Martinez then put his hands behind his back and continued to debate.
Martinez eventually became more animated, and Ausmus and J.D. Martinez had to lead him off the field.
The argument continued from the dugout, and Victor Martinez eventually flipped his helmet onto the field and voiced a final tirade at Everitt.
After Ian Kinsler struck out looking in the fifth, Joyner was ejected from the dugout by Everitt, then came out to argue. Ausmus followed Joyner and was also tossed.
In the sixth, J.D. Martinez was called out on strikes and looked back at Everitt and said something that resulted in his first career ejection.
The Seattle Mariners placed right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen on the 15-day disabled list with lower back spasms and added depth to their bullpen.
Right-hander Dan Altavilla was selected from Double-A Jackson and Pat Venditte, who throws with either hand, was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
Seattle also recalled infielder Dae-Ho Lee from Tacoma, while outfielder Norichika Aoki and infielder Mike Freeman were optioned to the minor league club.
Seattle had 11 pitchers for the past few days because third baseman Kyle Seager was sidelined with a bruised right foot. Seager was back in the lineup Saturday.
Jean Segura left the Arizona Diamondbacks’ game against the Cincinnati Reds after two innings due to illness on Saturday night.
Segura walked to lead off the first inning, but Brandon Drury replaced him at second base to begin the third.
The Diamondbacks were trailing 9-0 when Segura came out.
Peavy goes on DL
The Giants placed right-hander Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
The move announced Saturday is retroactive to Aug. 21. San Francisco recalled right-hander Albert Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento to start Saturday night’s game against the Braves in Peavy’s place.
Peavy was supposed to start for the first time since a demotion to the bullpen on Aug. 1. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner began having back pain this week in Los Angeles, and his conditioned worsened Friday.