ST. LOUIS Cardinals rookie manager Mike Matheny was ejected for the second time this season when he argued an overturned triple play in the first inning of the home team's eventual 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium.
The controversy began when Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer lined a shot up the middle with runners at first and second and no outs in the top of the first. Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly snagged the liner, but it was unclear whether or not the ball hit the ground before it went into his glove.
None of the umpires immediately made a call either way, causing Kelly to throw to first base to get at least one out. When home plate umpire Kerwin Danley then appeared to make an out call at home plate in reference to the line drive, Kelly threw to second to double off the runner.
Second base umpire Dana DeMuth, the crew chief, signaled out at second and the Cardinals ran off the field thinking they had just turned a triple play. But after an argument from Ro...