WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleanup hitter Bryce Harper and manager Matt Williams were both ejected in the third inning Wednesday night, but the Washington Nationals came back to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Denard Span’s tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh.
Harper, the NL Player of the Week twice in a row, entered with 10 homers in his previous 12 games.
In his second at-bat Wednesday, he got into an argument with plate umpire Marvin Hudson after a first-pitch strike call and was tossed. Williams then came out of the dugout to move Harper out of the way and get in Hudson’s face, leading to the second ejection.
After getting kicked out, Williams went over and kicked dirt on home plate — with one swipe by each foot.
Span drove in an unearned, go-ahead run with a bases-loaded single off reliever Justin Wilson.