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Judge ejected for 1st time in career after striking out on borderline call

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New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge was ejected from Saturday's 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in the bottom of the seventh inning after striking out on a borderline call.

Judge said something to home plate umpire Ryan Blakney as he walked toward the Yankees dugout following the questionable strike call on the seventh pitch of the at-bat. / /

Yankees fans laid into Blakney following the ejection, chanting "Ump, you suck," and cheering after a foul ball hit him.

Judge said following the game that it was the first time in his life that he was ejected from a contest, per The Athletic's Chris Kirschner.

"I was walking away kind of saying my piece," Judge said, according to's Joe Trezza. "I've said a lot worse. (The ejection) made a scene, and I usually try not to make a scene in situations like that, so I was a little surprised walking away that it happened."

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he didn't agree with the decision to eject Judge.

"I didn't think it was warranted," Boone said, according to Kirschner.

The ejection was the first of Judge's nine-year career. He's the first Yankees captain to be ejected from a game since Don Mattingly in 1994, according to YES Network's Seth Rothman.

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