By Maureen Mullen
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BOSTON Major league debuts are memorable for every player. Kyle Weilands will be even more so after he was ejected in his first big league game.
After a batter had been hit by each team, home plate umpire Marty Foster issued warnings to both benches. When Weiland plunked Vladimir Guerrero with the third pitch of his at-bat in the fifth inning, Foster immediately tossed the Red Sox rookie right-hander, along with manager Terry Francona.
But, that did not stop the Red Sox from sweeping the Orioles, 8-6, at Fenway Park Sunday afternoon in the first-half finale.
Weiland, who was not involved in the decision, went 4 innings (plus two batters in the fifth), allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts, a home run and two hit batters.
After a 1-2-3 first inning, the Os got all their runs off Weiland in the second, sending 11 batters to the plate.
The Sox, who scored twice in the first inning, added four in the second on home runs by Marco Scutaro (solo), Dustin Pedroia (solo), and Kevin Youkilis (two-run shot).
Alfredo Aceves came in to relieve Weiland, earning the win to improve to 4-1.
Os right-hander Jeremy Guthrie took the loss, falling to 3-12.
The Sox go into the All-Star break with a record of 55-35, in first place in the
American League East.
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