"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.