Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez was ejected by home plate umpire Mike Everitt after he struck out looking in the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Angels. He had a brief conversation with Everitt, which resulted in Martinez getting ejected. MLive.com’s Evan Boodbery spoke to Martinez about what happened and got a word-for-word recollection of what happened. If you’ve ever wondered what umpires and players say to each other during their arguments, here’s a look: No one has ever accused umpires of having thick skin. Martinez finished the game 1-for-3. After an 0-for-4 performance on Sunday, he’s hitting .315/.377/.561 with 18 home runs and 52 RBI in 385 plate appearances.
New York Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez is officially making history while helping lead a team resurgence that few outside the Yankees organization saw coming. In Friday’s 14-4 win against the Orioles, Sanchez went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Overall, Sanchez now has 10 homers in 22 games, which is a power feat only accomplished by two other players.
Detroit Tigers catchers James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia don’t agree with quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL preseason game. Saltalamacchia, who typically wears the Red, White and Blue apparel before games, was blunt in his assessment of Kaepernick’s protest. “He needs to go back to the history books and realize what that flag represents and what a lot of people have sacrificed for it,” Saltalamacchia said. “Has nothing to do with his comments, that’s for sure. Related: Lions' Boldin supports Kaepernick “It’s pretty disgusting.” Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, said he refused to stand during the national