ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was thrown out of Sunday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox during a pitching change — and his bench coach soon followed.
Maddon was ejected by plate umpire Chad Fairchild in the 11th inning. Maddon was on the mound with several players and appeared to make comments about balls and strikes toward Fairchild.
Later in the 11th, a fan ran onto the playing surface and was tackled by security guards in center field after a brief chase.
The Red Sox loaded the bases with no outs but couldn’t score. The threat ended when Marco Scutaro fouled out to catcher Kelly Shoppach. Scutaro slammed his bat to the ground and it ended up between Shoppach and the stands.
Tampa Bay bench coach Dave Martinez rushed out to complain about the bat throwing and was ejected by Fairchild.