Francona Tossed For Arguing Balk

Red Sox manager Francona ejected after balk call

      BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox manager Terry Francona has been ejected
for arguing a balk during Boston's game against the Minnesota
      Francona charged out of the dugout when Tim Wakefield was called
for a balk while trying to pick off Denard Span at first base. The
throw caught Span by surprise and the Red Sox tagged him in a
rundown, but plate umpire Angel Hernandez waved off what would have
been the third out and called the balk.
      Ben Revere scored from third on the call.
      Hernandez immediately tossed Francona, who stormed after him
down the third base line while being held back by crew chief Joe
      Francona yelled for a couple of minutes before flinging his gum
toward Hernandez and heading to the dugout while Red Sox fans
cheered him on.
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