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Missed sign led to Dodgers' steal try

Updated: April 23, 2011, 1:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHICAGO -- A.J. Ellis' first career steal attempt was a memorable one, at least for the Chicago Cubs.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday a missed sign led to Ellis' dash for second during the series opener that irked Cubs manager Mike Quade.

Los Angeles was leading 8-1 on Friday when the catcher attempted to steal second with pitcher Chad Billingsley at the plate in the top of the fifth inning. Geovany Soto threw him out, but Quade was still peeved after the Cubs' ...

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