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Mariners' Ray, Royals' Weaver ejected after anthem standoff

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Seattle Mariners left-hander Robbie Ray and Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Weaver were ejected before Sunday's game for engaging in a standoff after the national anthem.

Neither pitcher seemed to want to be the first to leave the field after the anthem ended. Ray eventually won after Weaver retreated toward his dugout.

Home-plate umpire Adrian Johnson didn't enjoy the hijinks and tossed both Ray and Weaver from the game after appearing annoyed at what was unfolding.

Ray and Weaver were teammates with the Arizona Diamondbacks for parts of two seasons from 2019-20.

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