Rizzo downplays dugout feud with Contreras: 'I love Willson'

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During what was another tough loss for the Chicago Cubs, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras appeared to have a disagreement in the dugout.

Following the seventh inning, Contreras slammed his chest protector down in the dugout. Manager David Ross and Rizzo approached the catcher, and teammates had to escort the first baseman to the other side of the dugout and down the tunnel while he continued to yell at Contreras.

It seems, though, any feud was resolved shortly thereafter.

"Just a disagreement on some competitive stuff," Ross told reporters following the game, according to NBC Sports' Gordon Wittenmyer.

"I love Willson," Rizzo said. "The way he plays for this team, for our city, with the passion he plays with - you can't match it in this league.

"The beauty of this team is how we've known each other and played with each other for so long that we could have those brotherly love conversations, and onto the next. We're down in the tunnel a little bit talking, and it ends there, and we just move on. With our relationships here it's easy to talk to each other like we're brothers."

Despite the tough 0-2 start to the West Coast road trip beginning against the San Francisco Giants, the Cubs remain in first place in the NL Central, leading the Milwaukee Brewers by one game. The Cubs have two more contests against the Giants before a three-game set against the San Diego Padres to conclude the road trip.

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