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West said Guillen never mentioned anything about showing up Buehrle.
"He didn't say that to me," West told The Associated Press while having his postgame meal. "I don't know what he's talking about. Ozzie came out because Buehrle was making gestures on the mound that could have got him kicked out so he was protecting Buehrle, that's all he was doing. I don't have a problem with that."
In the third, Buehrle gave up an infield single to Jason Donald, and with Trevor Crowe up, he was called for a second balk. This time, Buehrle flipped his glove off and was immediately ejected by West, who stood with his arms folded near the first-base line.
Buehrle tried to get at the ump and had to be restrained.
"Once I got tossed I wanted to go say a few words and try to get my money's worth and just kind of find out what did I do wrong to balk?" Buehrle said. "I think he's too worried about promoting his CD (West is a country music singer and song writer with his own website) and I think he likes seeing his name in the papers a little bit too much instead of worrying about the rules.
"I'd like to find out what he called a balk on me. Your knee can cross over the rubber. I know your foot can't and I didn't do that. I watched the replays trying to see what it was called a balk and I have still have yet to see what I did."
West said Buehrle balked both times.
"He has a couple of really good moves and those two were both balks, so I called them," he said.
Indians manager Manny Acta didn't want any part of the West-Guillen battle. He has enough problems.
"That's irrelevant to me," Acta said. "I manage the Indians."
NOTES: Buehrle is the first Chicago pitcher to have two balks in a game since Scott Radinsky in 1993. Radinsky is currently Cleveland's bullpen coach. ... The Indians begin a 10-game trip Friday when they open a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. ... 2B Luis Valbuena's squeeze bunt Tuesday night that scored Kearns was the first successful squeeze by the Indians since May 17, 2003, against Oakland. ... Guillen has been ejected 22 times in his career.
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