Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn was sent off midway through the fourth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night after throwing his belt at a referee during a substance check .
Lynn looked frustrated or upset about being checked in the middle of the inning. He pitched in four innings and allowed one run on three hits, and Chicago ultimately took the victory 3-2.
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American League nominee Cy Young addressed the incident after the game.
“Obviously, I hurt his feelings. He threw me out because I threw my belt off, and I said, ‘Well if you were on time [to the dugout for inspection], we wouldn’t have that problem, ”Lynn said, via NBC Sports Chicago.
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The 34-year-old pitcher is in his first season with the White Sox and has played very well.
He has 141 strikeouts with a 2.26 ERA in 26 appearances. He joined Chicago in the offseason after two years with the Texas Rangers.
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Chicago controls the Central Division of the American League after Wednesday night’s game. The team is 71-50 and has a nine-game lead over the Cleveland Indians. The team ends its series with the A Thursday night.