Both managers, Benintendi ejected in Rangers-Red Sox


It was a bad night for managers at Fenway Park on Tuesday.

Boston Red Sox skipper Alex Cora and outfielder Andrew Benintendi were ejected in the fifth inning and Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward received the boot a half-inning later in the top of the sixth.

Cora was ejected by first-base umpire Vic Carapazza after Benintendi was tossed following a groundout. The Red Sox outfielder apparently said "That's f------ bullshit" to Carapazza on his way out, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.

Benintendi said postgame that he yelled "you suck" at home-plate umpire Angel Hernandez because he was angry about the first call of the at-bat, and he was ejected for that comment, according to Abraham.

The ejection was the third of Cora's managerial career, according to Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com.

Hernandez was asked after the game about the ejections.

"He violated the rules of the game," the umpire said, Cotillo reports. "I'm not at liberty to discuss anything until I submit the report tomorrow."

Woodward, meanwhile, was sent packing by Hernandez after it appeared the skipper wanted a play at second base to be reviewed but Hernandez deemed the challenge to be too late, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

This is the first time Woodward has been ejected, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

A manager has 30 seconds to inform the umpire - by verbal communication or hand signal - whether they wish to use a challenge for a replay review.

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