Capps ejected for hitting Pujols

Updated: August 9, 2009, 4:07 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Matt Capps was ejected for hitting Albert Pujols with a pitch in the eighth inning Sunday, one batter after Skip Schumaker hit a go-ahead two-run home run.

Capps entered with one out in the eighth to preserve a 3-2 lead, but Schumaker hit his first career pinch-hit homer on an 0-1 pitch. Capps threw a strike to Pujols before hitting him in the left side.

Pujols glared at Capps while trotting to first base, but made no move toward the ...

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