Davis, Showalter ejected for arguing strike zone

Davis, Showalter ejected for arguing strike zone

TORONTO -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and manager Buck Showalter were both ejected with two outs in the top of the seventh inning of Tuesday's 5-1 loss against the Blue Jays.

Davis, who got a quick hook from home-plate umpire Will Little, took exception with the called third strike in his at-bat. The O's first baseman, who struck out three times in four plate appearances, made his displeasure regarding Little's zone known earlier in the night, and he got the thumb after arguing about reliever Joe Biagini's 1-2 four-seamer.

"I don't usually say a whole lot. I just felt like the pitches that were being called against me weren't quality pitches, and I said something earlier on in the game and it really didn't make a difference," said Davis, who earned his first ejection this season. "So, I spoke my mind in my last at-bat, and he obviously didn't like what I had to say."

After Davis was tossed, Showalter ran out to the field to voice his displeasure with Little and was ejected for the first time this season.

"I'm sure [Davis is frustrated], what's causing frustration, we won't get into that. [It's] pretty obvious, but won't go there," Showalter said. "Lot of challenges that hitters face day to day, and so do pitchers."

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.