Home plate umpire Todd Tichenor just skyrocketed up the ESPN umpire ejection fantasy league standings.
Tichenor ejected Mike Redmond after arguing a play at the plate in which Jeff Bailey scored on – but appeared out – and Rod Gardenhire for coming out of the dugout and also arguing the call in the top of the seventh inning.
In the bottom half, Tichenor tossed Jason Varitek who argued balls and strikes and Terry Francona as well.
Before his ejection, Varitek went yard twice – once in the fifth and again in the seventh – giving him 10 homers on the season. It was Varitek’s ninth multi-home run game in his career.
Jacoby Ellsbury went 0-for-3 ending his hitting streak at 22 games.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 13th save allowing one hit, no walks and one strikeout.

Stars of the Game – Josh Beckett/Varitek

Beckett earned his fifth win of the season pitching seven innings, giving up three hits, one run, four walks and eight strikeouts. Beckett’s only mishap was a solo homer to Joe Crede in the second inning. Varitek went 2-for-3 with two homers boosting his average from .238 up 10 points to .248.

Next Game – 5/29 vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Tim Wakefield/Casey Janssen

Boston has to take advantage of a Toronto Blue Jays team that has lost nine straight games.