New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has posted $7,500 bail and was released after being arraigned on criminal contempt charges.
The Rays stayed one-half game behind New York in the AL East, and continued to hold a sizable lead over Boston in the wild-card race.
Another late-inning rally and victory over Boston left Tampa Bay in a famliar spot – tied for first place in the AL East.
Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has a torn thumb ligament in his pitching hand sustained during a fight with his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field and will need surgery that will sideline him for the rest of the season.
“You can’t talk to my mami that way!” Rodriguez reportedly shouted, sparking the brawl outside the CitiField’s family lounge.