"I thought some calls could have gone our way, and they were not going our way," said Samuel, who came out to jaw at first-base umpire Adrian Johnson after Boston's inning-ending double play in the first. "So we kind of were a little vocal about it a little bit, and at the time, it probably was not right, but you got to fight for your players."
Television replays showed Samuel jabbering from the top step of the dugout with Everett gesturing for Samuel to stay inside. The shouting escalated and Samuel came out of the visiting dugout after he was tossed -- with reliever Frank Mata in a 3-0 count to David Ortiz -- and proceeded to get in Everett's face.
Crew chief Tim McClelland separated the pair, but Samuel continued to yell and angrily gesture for several minutes before stalking off to the tunnel.
"To start, I did not say a whole lot to get thrown out," Samuel said. "Once I got thrown out, you got to go out there and say something. But we just thought some calls were not going our way. "
It was the first career ejection for Samuel, who took over on an interim basis following Dave Trembley's dismissal on June 4.
"I've never really seen him get that mad," center fielder Adam Jones said of Samuel. "I've seen frustration when he was the third-base coach. There's certain things you can do and say. But I think he was frustrated with how we played rather than the inning and everything else."
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.