Brett Oberholtzer, because he was pitching poorly, intentionally threw at Alex Rodriguez

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Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer was not having a good afternoon at home against the Yankees on Saturday. He served up an upper-deck home run to right field in the first inning to Brian McCann, then surrendered a one-out, two-run blast to Chris Young in the second.

Frustrated, Oberholtzer’s next pitch was a fastball inside to Alex Rodriguez, nearly hitting the DH. Home plate umpire Rob Drake immediately ejected a remorseless Oberholtzer, who walked off the mound without an argument.

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Roberto Hernandez entered the game in Oberholtzer’s place, eventually walking Rodriguez before escaping the inning unscathed.

Oberholtzer should end up with a fine and/or a suspension when the dust settles.