The Chicago White Sox are leading 3-1 over the Tampa Bay Rays in a contentious game between American League contenders on Wednesday afternoon. White Sox starter Jose Quintana lasted just 3.2 innings before being ejected by umpire Mark Wegner for throwing at Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist.
In the first inning of Wednesday's game, the Sox took the lead on an RBI single by Alex Rios, but the Rays matched in the second inning with a solo homer by Luke Scott, his ninth of the season. Chicago managed to get back the lead in the third inning by stringing together some hits on Rays starter Alex Cobb.
Quintana's apparent attempt to throw at Zobrist appeared to be the last straw for Wegner, who allowed play to continue after the Rays plunked White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski earlier in the game. Tension has been building between the two teams all series as the White Sox look to get another sweep and win for the 12th time in 13 games.