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Associated Press Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, center, argues with plate umpire Todd Tichenor after catcher Mike Redmond, left, was thrown out after protesting a safe call at the plate in the seventh inning of a game against the Red Sox Thursday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Tempers flare as Red Sox beat Twins


MINNEAPOLIS -- Getaway day started a little bit early for the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.

Jason Varitek hit two home runs, then was one of four people ejected by young umpire Todd Tichenor during separate arguments in the seventh inning of Boston's 3-1 victory over Minnesota on Thursday.

The 32-year-old Tich-enor, up from the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, gave the boot to both catchers and both managers during a wild seventh inning.

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