Lilly Tossed in 1st Inning

Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly did not last long in tonight's game against the Braves in Atlanta.

Lilly was ejected with two out in the first inning after hitting Atlanta shortstop Edgar Renteria with a pitch. Renteria quickly retaliated, hitting Cubs second baseman Mike Fontenot in the face with his right hand as he slid into second base on a successful stolen base attempt.

Andruw Jones grounded out against right-hander Carlos Marmol -- Lilly's replacement -- to end the inning.

Lilly had a 2-to-0 count on Renteria when he plunked him near the left shoulder. Renteria took a couple of steps toward the mound before home-plate umpire Jim Wolf and Cubs catcher Michael Barrett stepped in front of him to prevent a fight.

Both benches emptied, but no punches were thrown.


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