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USA TODAY International Edition - - SPORTS -

“HE’S A WON­DER­FUL YOUNG MAN. HE IS EMO­TIONAL. WE’RE ALL WORK­ING TO HELP HIM CURB THAT A BIT, BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE IT ALL AWAY. THAT’S A BIG PART OF WHY HE’S SO GOOD.”

Cubs man­ager Joe Mad­don on catcher Will­son Con­tr­eras, who was sus­pended two games for throw­ing his mask on the ground (it bounced and hit home plate um­pire Jor­dan Baker) af­ter he was ejected on Fri­day for ar­gu­ing a call with Baker. Con­tr­eras, who apol­o­gized, ap­pealed the sus­pen­sion and was in the lineup Satur­day against the Car­di­nals.

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