Houston manager Brad Mills ejected

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Astros manager Brad Mills has been ejected in the third inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mills was ejected for arguing balls and strikes on an at-bat by Jeff Keppinger in Sunday's game. He was tossed as he walked out of the dugout. He trotted onto the field after he was ejected and spent a couple of minutes arguing with the home plate umpire before leaving.

It was his fifth ejection of the season and the first since June 28.

The Astros trailed 2-1 when he was ejected, but Keppinger hit a two-run homer two pitches later to put Houston ahead 3-2.