Sale hits Cabrera, who's given the boot

September, 9, 2013
9/09/13
7:49
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale probably wasn’t shedding any tears after Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was ejected in the first inning Monday.

Sale threw a pitch that appeared to hit Cabrera on the back foot, but home plate umpire Brian Gorman didn’t award him a base. After fouling off the next pitch, Cabrera appeared to say something that was met with a quick ejection from Gorman.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland came out to argue, and he was also ejected. It was the second time this season and fifth time in his career that Cabrera was tossed from a game. For Leyland, it was his fourth ejection this season and 72nd of his career.

Cabrera has a .222 batting average against Sale in 18 at-bats, but he still has been productive, with a .417 on-base percentage thanks to six walks and a .556 slugging percentage. Sale has been solid against the Tigers this season with a 2-1 record and a 2.66 ERA in three starts.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.292 29 74 52
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 29
RBIJ. Abreu 74
RJ. Abreu 52
OPSJ. Abreu .959
WC. Sale 9
ERAC. Sale 2.03
SOJ. Quintana 118