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Watch: Willson Contreras’ latest Cubs ejection was a flat-out joke

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was ejected for arguing balls and strikes with the home plate umpire. Yet, he was actually right to do so. Electronic strike zone, anyone? The system currently being tested in MLB-affiliated leagues could make its way to the bigs if moments like the one in Friday afternoon’s game between the Cubs and Diamondbacks continue to occur with regularity.
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Rojas hits 3 home runs, Diamondbacks outslug Cubs in HR derby 10-6

CHICAGO (AP) — On a perfect day to play home run derby at Wrigley Field, the big winner was Josh Rojas.Rojas launched his first three longballs of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered past the Chicago Cubs 10-6 Friday.With a strong wind blowing out on a warm afternoon, the teams combined to clear the brick walls 11 times — the Diamondbacks connected for seven homers."I've had multi-homer games in the minor leagues and multi-hit games in the the minor leagues, but I've never done anything like this," Rojas said. "This is a pretty good feeling, especially coming into the...
PHOENIX, AZ
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Dodgers fan brawl breaks out after woman knocks off man’s hat

Fan fights continue to feel more and more common at sporting events. The latest example comes from Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers were hosting the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. In the video, two women were jawing at each other. One of the women knocked the hat off a man who was standing between them, and a brawl ensued. The man whose hat got knocked off took a swing at another man, and then the woman who first knocked the hat off started swinging as well. It wound up being a fight involving a half-dozen or so fans. While there was a security guard standing nearby from the outset, his efforts to break things up were futile. At the time the video ends, the fight had not yet been broken up so it is unclear how the matter was resolved or what the consequences were. Already there have been multiple fights between fans at Major League games this season. That includes at a number of Dodgers games, home and away, with at least a few having been captured on video in April and May.
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D-Backs vs. Cubs Player Props: Back Contreras & Schwindel

With the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field in Chicago this afternoon, fireworks are likely as the Chicago Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona starter Humberto Castellanos has shown some noteworthy reverse splits over the past three seasons, with right-handed hitters hitting .301 against him since 2019 (199 total batters faced). This year, Castellanos has yielded a .300 batting average and 45.5% flyball rate to right-handed bats. He’s held lefthand hitters relatively in check thus far (.196 average, 21.7% hard-hit rate).
PHOENIX, AZ
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Diamondbacks play the Cubs after Rojas' 3-home run game

LINE: Cubs -146, Diamondbacks +126; over/under is 7 1/2 runs. BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Diamondbacks meet the Chicago Cubs after Josh Rojas hit three home runs on Friday in a 10-6 win over the Cubs. Chicago has a 15-23 record overall and a 6-14 record in home games. The Cubs...
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Cubs vs. Diamondbacks odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Friday, May 20 best bets from proven model

The Arizona Diamondbacks (19-21) and the Chicago Cubs (15-22) match up on Friday afternoon in the second game of their four-game series. Chicago fell 3-1 to Arizona on Thursday, dropping its second contest in a row. The season series is currently tied 2-2. Humberto Castellanos (0-0, 4.15 ERA) gets the start for Arizona. Kyle Hendricks (2-3, 4.03 ERA) is on the hill for Chicago.
PHOENIX, AZ