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Video: Justin Verlander Ejected For What He Said To Umpire

Justin Verlander blowing a bubble with his gum.

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 01: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros looks on from the dugout in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on May 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander was on the hill against the Tampa Bay Rays.

He lasted six innings before he left the game - but it wasn't of his own accord and no coach pulled him from the game.

Verlander gave up a double and didn't waste any time taking it out on the home plate umpire. Miffed by earlier calls in the game, Verlander let the home plate umpire hear it one too many times.

With his back turned to the official, Verlander was tossed from the game.

Here's the play that got the star pitcher tossed.

While his antics got him kicked out of the game, his actual play was quite stellar.

Verlander made it through five and a third innings without giving up a run. He struck out four batters and gave up just four hits to drop his ERA to 2.69 on the season.

He owns the best ERA in the American League - just ahead of teammate Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley, who is fourth on the list.