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Anthony Rizzo ejected from Cubs-Giants game

Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo was ejected from Wednesday’s Chicago Cubs-San Francisco Giants game as part of a bad double-whammy for his team.

Rizzo began his at-bat in the top of the fifth leading 3-0 in the count. Tyler Beede still came back to strike Rizzo out swinging to end the half-inning. Rizzo was upset about striking out — he thought a called second strike should have been the fourth ball — and seemed to say something. He was ejected quickly by home plate umpire Jordan Baker.

Rizzo then lingered and started talking with Baker about the ejection, which led manager Joe Maddon to come out of the dugout.

Not only did the Cubs lose Rizzo, who was ejected and replaced by Victor Caratini in the lineup, but Kris Bryant, who had struck out before Rizzo, also exited the game after the half-inning. Bryant was later termed to have right knee soreness.

Rizzo was 1-for-3 in the game. Bryant was also 1-for-3, though he had a 2-run home run.

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