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DETROIT -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was ejected in the top of the sixth inning of Tuesday's Interleague game with the Tigers by home-plate umpire Paul Schrieber.

Mattingly was tossed while in the dugout during an at-bat by Adrian Gonzalez. The Dodgers, who had already blown a five-run lead, trailed, 12-5, at the time of the ejection.

"I was talking to Adrian and I don't understand why I was ejected," said Mattingly. "I just told [Gonzalez] to get [Justin Verlander] to throw it in that teacup."

Earlier in the game, Mattingly complained to crew chief Ted Barrett that the Tigers had taken too much time before challenging a call at second base that was overturned in their favor.

The ejection was Mattingly's second this season.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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