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Dodgers shocked by Utley's unusual ejection

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“You live and you learn,” Utley said. “I’ll learn from it, I hope Ramon learns from it, too.”

Utley said he didn’t see “eye to eye” with De Jesus. Logan Forsythe would come into the game to replace Utley, who said he was surprised to be thrown out.

Manager Dave Roberts was also “shocked” by the ump’s decision, because of the situation and the importance of Utley position.

“In my opinion, it was a big toss,” Roberts said. “A guy like Chase, who is respected around the game, I was shocked.”

Other than a brief delay and some confusion, the ejection had no impact, as Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out the next two batters to end the game.

Joshua Thornton is a reporter for based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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