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Yadier Molina drops appeal, serves one-game suspension Wednesday

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Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was suspended one game for his role in Sunday’s dust-up with the Diamondbacks. Molina was going to appeal his suspension, but chose to drop it and serve his one game on Wednesday afternoon as his team took on the Brewers, MLB.com’s Joe Trezza reports.

Molina caught all 11 innings against the Brewers on Tuesday night, so he was likely going to get the day off on Wednesday anyway.

Molina is hitting .256/.267/.488 with three homers and six RBI in 45 plate appearances so far this season.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.