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Heart problem knocks Silva out in 1st

Updated: August 1, 2010, 8:53 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

DENVER -- Right-hander Carlos Silva left the Chicago Cubs's game against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning after experiencing an abnormal heartbeat Sunday.

Silva was examined by Colorado's team doctors before being sent to St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, where he will spend the night for observation.

"He stepped back, we thought something was wrong," acting manager Alan Trammel said. "He has an abnormal heart rate. He's staying overnight for observation is all that ...

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