Anthony Rizzo leaves game due to injury


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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was removed from Saturday's game due to mid-back tightness. (Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was removed from Saturday's game due to mid-back tightness. (Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO — In the bottom of the fifth on Saturday, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pinch hit for, which came as a surprise. With the Cubs trailing the Washington Nationals 5-2 at Wrigley Field, Cubs catcher Jonathan Lucroy pinch hit for Rizzo.

Soon afterward, a Cubs official told members of the media that Rizzo departed the contest due to mid-back tightness. Considering that Rizzo played the field in the top of the fifth, it is likely that the injury was a lingering ailment that led to Rizzo being removed for precautionary reasons.

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