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Cards' Theriot suspended 2 games for spat with ump

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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot catches a ground ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Cincinnati. Theriot threw Bailey out at first. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot catches a ground ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Cincinnati. Theriot threw Bailey out at first. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) By Al Behrman

NEW YORK (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Joe Garagiola Jr., the senior vice president of standards and on-field operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement Tuesday.

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During the sixth inning Sunday, Theriot was involved in a play at second base that pulled him off the bag, resulting in a safe call for the runner by umpire Mike Muchlinski. Theriot ran to Muchlinski and pointed in his face while screaming. Theriot made contact with the umpire, who quickly ejected him, and first base umpire Chris Guccione had to step between the two.

Theriot's suspension is scheduled to begin Tuesday night against the New York Mets. It's unknown if Theriot plans to file an appeal.

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