Lugo tossed in fifth
Julio Lugo was just thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Joe West for tossing his bat, helmet and elbow pad after striking out looking to end the top of the fifth inning.
Lugo, who was a late entry into the Orioles' lineup for the ill Brian Roberts, struck out looking twice and singled in his other at-bat. He didn't say anything to West following the second strikeout, but the home plate umpire obviously objected to the equipment tossing.
With Lugo ejected, Ty Wigginton moved over to second base and Brandon Snyder entered the game at first.
The Orioles are trailing 5-0 in the bottom of the fifth as Brad Bergesen clearly doesn't have it tonight while dealing with the left-handed heavy Rays lineup.