Mike Napoli Ejected From Boston Red Sox’s Win Over Los Angeles Angels

CB Bucknor, Mike NapoliMike Napoli finally reached his boiling point.

Napoli struck out looking against Joe Smith in the eighth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The slugger, who expressed displeasure with a few calls throughout the three-game series, immediately began arguing with home plate umpire CB Bucknor, prompting an ejection.

“I disagreed. He didn’t like what I said,” Napoli told reporters in Anaheim.

The ejection was Napoli’s first of 2014. It was the Red Sox’s 11th ejection as a team.

Red Sox manager John Farrell, who has been tossed twice this season, immediately rushed to Napoli’s defense. Bucknor chose not to eject the Boston skipper despite a brief animated discussion.

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