Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected

Strike zone on Andrew Benintendi's strikeout in the fifth inning. Instead, home plate umpire James Hoye called a (terrible) strike three to end the inning.

The Red Sox were clearly angered by the punchout.

Benintendi threw his his bat in frustration before Cora yelled from the dugout as Benintendi made his way to left field.

Ron Roenicke took over on the bench.

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There certainly were some bright spots in the frame for the Red Sox, though, as they scored two runs off Astros starter Justin Verlander to knot the score at 2-2 at Fenway Park.

This was the second time Cora, Boston's first-year manager, had been ejected this season. He was also tossed August 3 against the Yankees.

Cora was the Astros' bench coach in 2017 when Houston won the World Series over the Dodgers. He was never ejected during his playing days.

Alex Cora rarely gets animated during games, but you always should expect the unexpected once October baseball rolls around.

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