Alex Cora ejected during Game 1 of ALCS
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Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire James Hoye during Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.

Cora disagreed with a strike call that resulted in Andrew Benintendi stranding the bases loaded in the fifth inning.

Benintendi's strikeout ended a sustained Red Sox rally. Boston finally struck against Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander, scoring a pair of runs to tie the game 2-2.

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Benintendi became heated immediately following the call, throwing his shin guard, bat, and helmet to the ground while arguing with Hoye. Cora then came running onto the field, resulting in his ejection.

Cora, who's in his first year as Boston's manager, has now been ejected twice as skipper, with the first coming on Aug. 3 during a game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.

Cora's ejection marks the second straight playoff game against the Astros when the Red Sox manager has been tossed, as John Farrell was ejected during Game 4 of the 2017 American League Division Series.

Bench coach Ron Roenicke assumed managerial duties for the sixth inning.

Alex Cora ejected during Game 1 of ALCS
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