CHICAGO (AP) -Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano and catcher Michael Barrett shoved each other in the dugout Friday, then got into it again in the clubhouse with Barrett going to a hospital.
The confrontations in the 8-5 loss to Atlanta came after the Braves had just scored five runs in the top of the fifth to make it 7-1. Jeff Francoeur's two-run double made it 4-1 and, with runners on first and second, Barrett allowed a passed ball and threw wildly to third for an error that let another run score. Pitcher Kyle Davies (3-3) and Kelly Johnson followed with RBI doubles.
The two confronted each other before the bottom half of the inning but were separated and Zambrano was sent to the clubhouse by manager Lou Piniella. Barrett went to the clubhouse and wound up with a split lip which was treated at a hospital. Piniella said both players will be disciplined.
Zambrano (5-5), who was pitching on his 26th birthday, allowed a career-high 13 hits in five innings.
Davies allowed one run and six hits in seven innings for the Braves, who had 20 hits.
Chicago has lost nine of 11 and dropped to 22-30.
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