ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Bobby Cox and left-hander Jonny Venters have been ejected from Saturday night's game against the Brewers after Venters hit Prince Fielder with a pitch in the eighth inning.
One inning after Fielder's homer started a five-run inning for the Brewers, Venters threw over his head. Plate umpire Angel Hernandez warned both benches and Venters hit Fielder in the back with the next pitch.
Fielder threw his bat down and walked around before appearing to take a step toward Venters. Hernandez put his arm around Fielder and escorted the slugger to first base.
Cox earned an automatic ejection when he came out of the dugout to argue. It was Cox's 156th ejection of his career, extending his major-league record, and third this season.