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.