Just three batters into the first inning, Cabrera was ejected by home plate umpire Brian Gorman and Detroit went on to lose 5-1 to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
The reigning AL MVP and 2012 Triple Crown winner complained to Gorman that he had checked his swing on an 0-1 pitch by Chris Sale that struck him in the right knee.
“I tried to get out of the way and (Gorman) said I swung, I was too far out,” Cabrera said. “I asked him how could he explain that. I don’t know, I just tried to get out of the way. I told him that a couple of times.”
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