Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been fined $5,000 by Major League Baseball for shoving aside home plate umpire Jerry Meals during an altercation with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez during Game 1 of the NLDS. Molina was able to avoid a suspension.
The altercation occurred after Adam Wainwright hit Yasiel Puig with a pitch, which upset Gonzalez. Gonzalez voiced his displeasure to Molina and the two got face-to-face to shout at each other. Meals attempted to separate the two, but an irate Molina pushed Meals aside to continue to yell in Gonzalez’s face.
In the four games the Cardinals needed to dispatch the Dodgers from the NLDS, Molina had two singles and a double in 15 at-bats with zero RBI and a pair of runs scored.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.