BOSTON, MA - JULY 30: John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox stands on the field during batting practice before a game with Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on July 30, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Red Sox manager John Farrell watched batting practice before a game with Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on July 30, 2014. He was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros.
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BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell has been ejected in the second inning against Houston by first-base umpire Doug Eddings.

Farrell argued with Eddings and the crew after Astros manager Bo Porter won a challenge on a strange play that would have ended the inning Sunday.

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Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts picked up Marwin Gonzalez’s grounder, ran to second for what looked to be a force out and fired to first for what would have been an easy inning-ending double play. The problem was Bogaerts threw the ball about a step before he touched the bag.

Two batters later, Jose Altuve hit a grand slam, making it 6-0. Farrell came out again and was tossed.