ATLANTA (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for returning to the dugout following his fourth inning ejection during Tuesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oracle Park.
Kapler will serve his suspension Friday night when the Giants are to begin a road series at Atlanta.
The Giants skipper was ejected by plate umpire Chad Whitson for arguing a called strike on a high pitch to the outside corner against Wade Meckler. It was Kapler’s second ejection this season and seventh of his career. The Giants won 7-0.
San Francisco (64-57) is 10 1/2 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and has lost eight of 11 but remains 1 1/2 game up in the race for a National League wild card berth. They’ve won just 10 of 26 games since July 18, when they were 1 1/2 games out of first place.