Lackey’s winless streak at 5, Maddon tossed, Reds top Cubs

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Manager Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs argues with umpires Jerry Meals, left, and Ron Kulpa after being ejected in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on July 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — John Lackey’s winless streak stretched to five games, Chicago manager Joe Maddon was ejected and the Cincinnati Reds beat the struggling Cubs 9-5 Tuesday behind Zack Cozart’s 13th home run.

Lackey (7-5) allowed six runs — five earned — six hits and five walks in six innings, dropping to 0-3 in his past five starts. The Cubs have lost five of their last six games and 10 of 15.

Maddon got ejected for the second time this season. David Ross was batting in the second, took a 3-0 pitch and started heading to first, only for plate umpire Jerry Meals to call a strike. Maddon got tossed by Meals as he protested from the dugout, then came out for a spirited argument that lasted a few more minutes.

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