By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
BOSTON -- A questionable ejection has thrown Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter's pitching plans for Thursday's series finale against the Boston Red Sox out the window.
Showalter had planned to start right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, but he was forced into action when Wednesday's starter, Kevin Gausman, was tossed for plunking Boston's Xander Bogaerts.
The umpires were on high alert after Red Sox ace Chris Sale threw at Baltimore's Manny Machado on Tuesday. Home plate umpire Sam Holbrook had a quick trigger and immediately threw Gausman out in Wednesday's second inning.
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