Cubs’ Lackey, Contreras tossed from game against Cardinals
CHICAGO (AP) Cubs starter John Lackey and catcher Willson Contreras have been ejected from Chicago’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Both players were tossed after arguing with plate umpire Jordan Baker in the fifth inning Friday.
The Cardinals had runners on first and second with two out when Lackey screamed at Baker after he called a ball on a 2-2 pitch to Carlos Martinez near the knees and outside corner. Martinez lined the next pitch for an RBI single. Lackey screamed again at the umpire as he ran toward the plate.
Contreras also got into it with Baker and slammed the catcher’s mask to the ground.
Justin Wilson relieved Lackey, and Alex Avila replaced Contreras.