GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez left in the second inning of his final tuneup before Seattle’s opener. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t last much longer.
McClendon was ejected in the fourth inning of Cleveland’s 8-6 win over Seattle on Tuesday.
Brandon Moss’ two-run homer in the first gave the Indians a 4-3 lead against King Felix, who allowed seven runs, five hits and two walks in 1 2-3 innings.
Michael Bourn had an RBI double in the third, Michael Brantley was hit by a pitch, and Carlos Santana’s two-run double finished Hernandez, who starts Monday’s opener against the Los Angeles Angels.
After Bruce Chen threw close to and then behind Rickie Weeks in the bottom half, plate umpire Alan Porter warned both benches. McClendon walked out of the dugout and was ejected before he got to the third-base line.
McClendon went back to the dugout briefly, then realized there is no tunnel and the clubhouse is down the right-field line. Porter questioned McClendon’s presence and the manager, with large gestures, explained why he was on the field.
Destined for Triple-A Columbus, Chen and gave up a home run to Weeks leading off the game and allowed four runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out five and walked none.
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