Morton pitched a 1-2-3 third inning, with a little complication.� With one out, CF Justin Maxwell swung at the first pitch, and he thought the ball had bounced off the plate and his foot.� The ball headed over toward third base, where Aki Iwamura scooped it up and threw to first base.� The umpires signalled Maxwell out, and Maxwell complained.� He complained a little too vigorously, though, and was ejected from the game by plate umpire Travis Brown.� Syracuse manager, another former Indy Indian, Trent Jewett, chatted with the umpires, but the ruling stood.
Morton gave up a lead-off single to 1B Jason Botts in the 4th, but got the next three batters out.� He retired the side in the 5th, and hit a batter in the 6th, but then erased that batter with a double play.� Morton began the double ...

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