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Blue Jays manager Gibbons ejected for 4th time this season

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson turns away from Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, right, and home plate umpire Toby Basner, rear, as Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) waits to bat after Donaldson was ejected during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
May 22, 2016 - 1:27 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - Toronto manager John Gibbons was ejected from the Blue Jays' game against Minnesota on Sunday, the fourth time he was tossed this season.

A day after Toronto's Josh Donaldson was ejected by umpire Toby Basner in the first inning, Gibbons got the early exit from crew chief Joe West in the fifth.

Donaldson homered in the first inning Sunday and stared at the Twins' dugout as he crossed home plate.

Minnesota starter Phil Hughes,threw two pitches to the AL MVP in the fifth, one inside and one behind him. Donaldson expressed his displeasure to plate umpire Mark Ripperger.

Gibbons came out of the dugout and argued with Ripperger and West, who came in from his spot at first base, then was tossed. Toronto starter Marcus Stroman hit Kurt Suzuki with a pitch in the bottom of the inning.

Gibbons was ejected from last Sunday's game at Texas, then returned to the field during a brawl between the teams, earning a three-game suspension for both the return and inciting fighting.

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