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Cubs' pitcher Silva leaves game with illness Sunday

DENVER (AP) -- Right-hander Carlos Silva has left the Chicago Cubs' game against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning with an illness.

A Cubs trainer went to the mound after Silva walked the second batter he faced, Jonathan Herrera. Silva remained in Sunday's game and allowed a single to Carlos Gonzalez and a ground-rule RBI double to Troy Tulowitzki.

Acting manager Alan Trammell and the trainer went back to the mound, and Silva was replaced by left-hander James Russell.

Silva allowed two runs in 1-3 of an inning, his shortest start of the season.

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