- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals reliever Matt Belisle and manager Mike Matheny were ejected from Friday’s 8-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs after the right-hander hit Anthony Rizzo with a pitch in the seventh inning

With two outs and no runners on in the seventh inning, Rizzo was hit on his left leg. Rizzo took two steps to the mound and had words for Belisle as plate umpire Dan Bellino ejected both Belisle and Matheny.

Order was quickly restored. Bellino had warned both teams after pinch-hitter Matt Holliday was hit on the helmet by a fastball from Cubs starter Dan Haren in the fifth.

Holliday didn’t seem fazed after being hit and went to first base but replaced by a pinch-runner Pete Kozma. Holliday was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday after missing 41 games with a right quadriceps injury.

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