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Escobar, Gaston ejected from tilt with Yanks

Escobar, Gaston ejected from tilt with Yanks

TORONTO -- Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar and manager Cito Gaston were ejected from Monday's 3-2 win over the Yankees prior to the start of the sixth inning.

After flying out to left field to end the fifth inning, Escobar exchanged words with home-plate umpire Jerry Meals as the shortstop walked to his position. Meals promptly tossed Escobar from the game and then entered into a heated argument with Gaston.

Meals then ejected Gaston, who remained arguing on the field for several minutes before retreating to the Blue Jays' clubhouse. Bench coach Nick Leyva assumed managerial duties and veteran infielder John McDonald replaced Escobar at shortstop.

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Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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