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Marquis ejected for hitting Upton with pitch

- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2011

PHOENIX (AP) - Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jason Marquis was ejected from Sunday's game in the bottom of the sixth inning for hitting the Arizona Diamondbacks' Justin Upton with a pitch.

It marked the fourth time Upton has been hit with pitches in the four-game series and came after home plate umpire Rob Drake warned Arizona starter Ian Kennedy after he hit the Nationals' Jayson Werth in the left upper arm with a pitch in the top of the fifth.

Kennedy hit Washington's Mike Morse two batters after Werth but was not ejected. That got manager Jim Riggleman out of the dugout to argue, and Riggleman was tossed when he came out to protest Marquis being ejected.

Werth has been hit three times in the series and missed Friday's game due to elbow pain.

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