Atlanta Braves right-hander Kevin Gausman has been ejected in the second inning for throwing a pitch behind Marlins pitcher Jose Ureña, who was involved in a melee between the teams last season.

Gausman’s first pitch to Ureña was a 97 mph knee-high fastball that sailed behind the batter, and plate umpire Jeff Nelson immediately signaled the ejection.

The game was Ureña’s first against the Braves since he was suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. on the arm with a pitch last August, triggering a bench-clearing confrontation.

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena reacts after giving up a solo home run to Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena reacts after giving up a solo home run to Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. drops his bat after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. drops his bat after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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