CHICAGO (AP) -Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella was ejected during the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves, kicking dirt and throwing his cap after Angel Pagan was thrown out trying to steal third.
With the Cubs trailing 4-3, Pagan led off the eighth with a double down the right-field line and tried to steal third 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 tossed his cap again before leaving.
Fans chanted ``Lou! Lou! Lou!''
The umpires cleared the Braves from the field and bullpen while the grounds crew picked up the dirt. Play resumed 7 minutes later.
It was the first ejection this year for Piniella.
The ejection comes one day after Chicago's Carlos Zambrano and Michael Barrett fought in the dugout and clubhouse, resulting in a fine for both players.

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 902 Boston Red Sox  92%
#2 906 Atlanta Braves  90%
#3 912 New York Mets  66%
#4 910 Detroit Tigers  50%
Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail White Sox 2017 Win Total Prediction With an over/under just below 70, how many games will the Chicago White Sox win in 2017?
Thumbnail A's Season Win Total Prediction How many games will the Oakland A's win this upcoming MLB season?
Thumbnail Padres Win Total Prediction How many games will the San Diego Padres win in the 2017 MLB regular season?
Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.

MLB Team Pages