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Orioles center fielder Adam Jones ejected for arguing with umpire in first inning of Friday's game

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was ejected for yelling at home plate umpire Pat Hoberg in the first inning of Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jones struck out on three pitches — two looking and one swinging — with two on and one out in the first inning, and appeared to be barking at Hoberg from the dugout when he was ejected.

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"I think it was from the batter's box to the dugout, and I didn't get over in time," manager Buck Showalter said. "It's not like he's up there around the plate area arguing anything. He walked away, he's in the dugout, you're a pitch away from moving on to the next hitter. It's unfortunate. I don't like it to happen. Adam doesn't. I don't know everything that was said. Other than that, he had a pretty good game behind the plate, I thought, for the number of innings he had."

It is unclear what Jones was yelling at Hoberg about.

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Showalter came out to express his displeasure, but ultimately, Jones exited the dugout.

Craig Gentry took over in center field for Jones, who endured his first career ejection on May 3 in Boston and now has two this year.

Gentry, however, took one at-bat before he was replaced by Joey Rickard to start the fourth inning. The team announced Gentry left the game with a laceration on his right middle finger.

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