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In the top of the third inning, Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija threw an errant 2-2 breaking ball that ricocheted off 1B Paul Konerko's helmet and into his face. Konerko fell to the ground and Samardzija immediately approached the plate in an apparent apologetic gesture. Konerko left the game with a severe cut on his face and is currently undergoing analysis.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, with slugger 1B Bryan LaHair batting, SP Philip Humber threw a 91 mph fastball over LaHair's head, eliciting a warning for both teams from home plate umpire Tim Timmons.
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