White Sox Acting Manager Miguel Cairo Ejected From Twins Opener – NBC Chicago

Miguel Cairo Ejected From White Sox-Twins Opener Originally Appeared On NBC Sports Chicago

Acting White Sox manager Miguel Cairo was ejected from Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins.

Cairo got a toss on a check-swing call in the sixth inning. White Sox starter Lance Lynn threw a 0-0 cutter on the edge of the strike zone to Minnesota’s Matt Wallner, who was called a ball.

Third base umpire Brennan Miller then ruled on an appeal. Wallner checked his swing.

Wallner hit a two-run homerun two pitches later, sending Cairo to the bullpen. On his way to get the ball from Lynn, he exchanged words with Miller and was sent off.

“I think he waved, and it was also a strike,” Cairo told reporters in Minnesota. The third base umpire missed and the home plate umpire missed the pitch.

“But we are people. They are people. People make mistakes.”

Cairo and home plate umpire Jansen Visconti also had an exchange on Cairo’s walk back to the dugout, as seen on the NBC Sports Chicago broadcast.

Wallner’s homerun gave the Twins a 4-0 lead, the final score of the game.

The White Sox scored just two hits as their slide continued at the end of the season. They have lost seven consecutive games and have fallen to 76-78, a game ahead of the Twins for second place in the AL Central.

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