CHICAGO (AP) -The Chicago Cubs threw no punches. Manager Lou Piniella kicked dirt and threw his cap, though.
And it was more of the same for the Cubs - this time a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday for Chicago's sixth straight loss.
One day after Carlos Zambrano and Michael Barrett fought, Piniella got ejected after Angel Pagan got caught stealing third base in the eighth inning.
Yunel Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Andruw Jones led off the ninth with a homer to lead Atlanta over the reeling Cubs.
Escobar doubled to left off reliever Will Ohman (0-3) with two outs to drive in Scott Thorman and give Atlanta a 4-3 lead. It was the second hit for Escobar, who was called up to replace the injured Chipper Jones.
With the Cubs trailing 4-3, Pagan led off the eighth with a double down the right-field line off Tyler Yates (2-0) and tried to steal on the second pitch to Jacque Jones.
Third-base coach Mike Quade argued. Piniella stormed out of the dugout and kicked dirt as he argued and tossed his cap, leading to an ejection by third-base umpire Mark Wegner. Piniella continued to argue as fans littered the field with debris and he tossed his hat again before leaving.
Mets 7, Diamondbacks 1
NEW YORK (AP) - Carlos Delgado touched off a rally with his 415th home run and fifth in the past seven games as New York ended Arizona's eight-game winning streak.
Ruben Gotay, one of the backups replacing Mets regulars, had three hits including a three-run homer that broke the game open in the seventh.
Delgado led off the fourth inning with his shot against Livan Hernandez (5-3), and before the inning was over the Mets had two more runs supplied by reserve players.
Jorge Sosa (5-1) limited the Diamondbacks to five hits in 6 2-3 innings to earn the victory. It was the fifth time in six starts that Sosa has allowed two runs or fewer and the fourth time he has pitched at least six innings.
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