Joey Votto tossed, bumps umpire
The Reds' 1B was ejected after striking out in the 3rd inning. Votto spiked his helmet and appeared to yell to Pirates P Gerrit Cole while walking down the first-base line. Umpire Chris Conroy tossed Votto, who then sprinted back and appeared to make contact with the ump.
Cubs at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET
Jon Lester takes the hill against the red-hot Cardinals tonight. Cubs starting pitchers have a 7.29 ERA during their 4-game losing streak .
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Padres crush Giants to avoid sweep
Austin Hedges recorded his first career hit with an RBI single during a 5-run 3rd inning and added another RBI in the 8th as San Diego routed San Francisco 9-1.
Diamondbacks roll Rockies 13-7
Aaron Hill slugged a 3-run homer and matched a career high with 4 RBIs to power the Diamondbacks in the opener of a doubleheader. Arizona handed Colorado its 6th straight loss.