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Houston's Johnson ejected against Cubs

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HOUSTON (AP)

Houston third baseman Chris Johnson has been ejected from Tuesday night's game with the Chicago Cubs after slamming his helmet on the ground and arguing a call at first base in the fourth inning.

With the game tied at 1-1, Johnson hit a ground ball to shortstop Starlin Castro, who made a diving stop and whose throw to first appeared to barely beat Johnson. Johnson was called out to end the inning and immediately ripped off his helmet and slammed on to the ground while yelling at first base umpire Tim Tschida.

He was quickly thrown out of the game and was replaced Matt Downs for the fifth inning.

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