WATCH: Rizzo discusses his injury to his back

WATCH: Rizzo discusses his injury to his back

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Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo exited late in Wednesday's game because of stiffness in his back.

"If it wasn't 7-0 there I stay in the game, but just be cautious about it," Rizzo told reporters after the game.

"They came in and just beat us. To get back into a race, you have to beat the teams ahead of you, and that’s what they did. We’re in a good position leaving here, but getting swept at home from a division rival is not ideal."

Maddon said after the game that he is currently day-to-day and might sit on Thursday against a lefty.

In 2016, Rizzo is batting .277 with 17 home runs, 54 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .402.

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Video Description: Anthony Rizzo discusses his back tightness which forced him out of Wednesday's game against the Cardinals as well as his team's 3 game sweep by St. Louis.

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