Video: Yunel Escobar ejected after drawing home plate in the infield dirt

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Angels third baseman Yunel Escobar wasn’t a fan of a non-strike call on Orioles batter Chris Davis in the bottom of the seventh inning. Davis checked his swing on a 1-1 fastball from Tim Lincecum, appearing to register a swing, but it was called a ball. In protest, Escobar — due to a shift, positioned about where the shortstop would be — drew a large home plate in the infield dirt. He was immediately ejected by home plate umpire Tim Timmons.

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Gregorio Petit moved from second base to third base in Escobar’s absence, and Johnny Giavotella entered the game at second base. Escobar ended the afternoon 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

Escobar has been otherwise solid for the Angels this year, batting .317/.365/.413 with 21 doulbes, 27 RBI, and 37 runs scored in 345 plate appearances.