Lawrie was called out by umpire Bill Miller, then turned and spiked his helmet, which bounced into Miller. He was ejected, as was manager John Farrell following the ensuing argument.
"That was not my intention at all," Lawrie said. "I've never, ever done anything to go at an umpire before in my life, and I didn't mean to tonight. I apologize for that," he said.
After the game, Miller was also hit by a drink tossed by a fan.
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