It's not often a player is ejected from a game after it's already over. But that's exactly what happened to Indians shortstop Mike Aviles at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.

It all started with two outs in the top of the ninth when home plate umpire Tony Randazzo called the first pitch from Mariano Rivera a foul-tip strike. Replays, however, appeared to show Aviles check his swing and the ball go off the catcher's glove.

When Aviles flied out to end the game two pitches later, he exchanged words with Randazzo as the umpires walked off the field and was summarily ejected.

Indians manager Terry Francona joined the discussion to no avail. The game was over.

From Plain Dealer Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes' story on

"We're down one, facing the best closer in the history of the game," said Francona. "He doesn't need any help. You can get emotional sometimes and I just thought at that point Tony should have kept walking or either apologized to Mike, but everybody makes mistakes..."