Cubs’ Con­tr­eras fined, gets 2-game sus­pen­sion

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - BASEBALL -

Cubs catcher Will­son Con­tr­eras was sus­pended for two games and fined an undis­closed amount for what Ma­jor League Base­ball called “in­ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tions” dur­ing Chicago’s win over the St. Louis Car­di­nals on Fri­day.

Cubs pitcher John Lackey also was fined an undis­closed amount, MLB said Saturday.

Con­tr­eras has ap­pealed the sus­pen­sion, so he was in the lineup for Saturday’s sec­ond game of the three-game se­ries.

Con­tr­eras and Lackey were ejected in the fifth in­ning a day ear­lier for ar­gu­ing with home plate um­pire Jor­dan Baker. Lackey thought Car­di­nals pitcher Car­los Martinez struck out to end the in­ning, but the pitch was called a ball. Martinez then sin­gled to drive in a run, giv­ing St. Louis a 2-1 lead.

Lackey ar­gued and was ejected. Con­tr­eras was ejected a short while later and threw down his mask in anger. It bounced and hit Baker’s leg.

Con­tr­eras, 25, apol­o­gized af­ter the game, say­ing he had no in­ten­tion of hit­ting Baker.

Briefly: Right-han­der Lance McCullers threw a bullpen ses­sion and the Astros will see how he feels Sun­day be­fore de­cid­ing whether he’ll start Tues­day against the White Sox. He was scratched from his sched­uled start Wed­nes­day with arm fa­tigue . ... Roy­als catcher Sal­vador Perez (pulled mus­cle in right side) will likely be out un­til Tues­day when Kansas City opens a se­ries in Toronto. He hurt him­self on a swing Thurs­day . ... Na­tion­als out­fielder Bryce Harper (knee) ran the bases at three-quar­ters speed Saturday as part of his ef­fort to re­turn for the play­offs. He has been out a month. ... The Yan­kees re­called in­fielder Miguel An­du­jar and right-han­der Jonathan Holder.

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