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Brett Lawrie ejected after wild rage

Updated: May 16, 2012, 11:33 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Brett Lawrie called it an "unlucky bounce." Major League Baseball is likely to call it a suspension.

A furious Lawrie slammed his batting helmet to the ground after he took strike three and it struck plate umpire Bill Miller in the hip as the ninth inning turned nasty Tuesday night in Toronto's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

"That was not my intention at all," Lawrie said. "I've never, ever done anything to go at an umpire before in my life, and I didn't mean to tonight. ...

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