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Renteria ejected in sixth inning against Reds

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CINCINNATI -- Less than three minutes after the Cubs and Reds sat through a rain delay lasting over an hour, the third of the night, Cubs manager Rick Renteria was tossed from Chicago's 3-2 loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday by home-plate umpire Alan Porter.

Renteria was unhappy with the balls and strikes calls from the umpire with Zac Rosscup pitching to Joey Votto.

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CINCINNATI -- Less than three minutes after the Cubs and Reds sat through a rain delay lasting over an hour, the third of the night, Cubs manager Rick Renteria was tossed from Chicago's 3-2 loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday by home-plate umpire Alan Porter.

Renteria was unhappy with the balls and strikes calls from the umpire with Zac Rosscup pitching to Joey Votto.

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"He tossed me because you can't questions balls and strikes, obviously," Renteria said. "And that's what I was doing."

Play had just resumed in the sixth inning on a cold, rainy night at Great American Ball Park when Renteria was tossed. Votto ended up striking out just as Renteria headed to the clubhouse.

The Reds were ahead, 3-2, at the time of the ejection.

Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter.

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