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Johnny Cueto Suspended For Seven Games

Johnny Cueto

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(AP) Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto has been suspended for seven games for his actions during a brawl with the St. Louis Cardinals, and both managers were suspended for two games.

Major League Baseball said Thursday that Cueto, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and Reds manager Dusty Baker also were fined undisclosed amounts.

Four other players were fined but not suspended – Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter and catcher Yadier Molina, and Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and relief pitcher Russ Springer.

A fight broke out in the first inning of Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati. The Cardinals won the game and swept a three-game series to move into first place in the NL Central.

It wasn’t immediately clear if appeals were planned.

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