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Cubs coach instigates fights, umpire says

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There were a host of reasons behind the two bench-clearing incidents in Thursday’s Cubs, Nats series finale. Three blowouts in a row and a lost season have Chicago on edge. Washington is in the midst of a pennant race and players insist they can’t take any game for granted – even if a game is getting out of hand. But home plate umpire Jerry Layne placed the blame for the first mini-fight...

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