Ted Lilly was ejected from Monday’s game before the Chicago half of the fifth inning for arguing with home plate umpire Bob Davidson. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster appeared upset at some of the calls during his four innings against the Pirates and when Jose Ascanio took over in the fifth, the TV replays seemed to side with the Cubs pitcher, not Davidson, in terms of his calls. Lilly apparently said something from the dugout, and came onto the field to argue with Davidson between innings. Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild and manager Lou Piniella had to separate the pitcher from Davidson.
— Carrie Muskat