Twins’ Duffey ejected after throwing at Yermín Mercedes

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins reliever Tyler Duffey has been ejected after throwing behind Chicago White Sox designated hitter Yermín Mercedes. With one out in the seventh and the White Sox up 4-2, Mercedes came to the plate and Duffey threw the first pitch of the at-bat behind the slugger’s legs. Duffey and manager Rocco Baldelli then were ejected by home plate umpire Jim Reynolds. Mercedes had Minnesota’s attention after he homered in the ninth inning of Chicago’s 16-4 victory on Monday night, driving a 3-0 pitch from infielder Willians Astudillo deep to center. White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Mercedes made a mistake, and the Hall of Fame skipper apologized to the Twins.

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