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Torey Lovullo, Yadier Molina each suspended one game for Sunday’s incident

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On Sunday, the Diamondbacks’ and Cardinals’ benches cleared after D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina got into it. Lovullo apparently used some unkind words to refer to Molina, which Molina did not appreciate. Molina, in his anger, pushed umpire Tim Timmons.

Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that both Lovullo and Molina have been suspended one game each for their actions on Sunday. In the press release, Major League Baseball referred to Lovullo’s behavior as “inappropriate actions.” Molina’s was referred to as “actions … which included making contact with Umpire Tim Timmons.”

Lovullo, who was also given an undisclosed fine, will serve his suspension tonight as the D-Backs take on the Giants. Molina has appealed his suspension, so he won’t have to serve his time until the appeal process is completed.

Marcus Stroman: Blue Jays are “f– terrible”

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Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman strugged in Sunday afternoon’s start against the Red Sox, yielding four runs (three earned) over five innings. He fell to 2-7 with a 5.86 ERA. The Jays dropped three of four games to the Sox in the series and now sit with a 43-52 record heading into the All-Star break.

Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun reports that while Stroman was initially cool, calm, and collected when speaking to the media after the game, he eventually snapped. Stroman was asked by a reporter about breaking into professional baseball with short-season Single-A Vancouver in 2012. Stroman yelled at the reporter, noting that his team had just lost to the Red Sox, and called his team “f– terrible.” Keegan Matheson’s account of the situation lines up with Buffery’s as well.

Prior to the outburst, Stroman had just praised his teammates, saying, “My team picks me up a ton. They pick me up all year. I should be able to pitch better in times like that when my team doesn’t have my back. Because they’ve had my back a ton of times. So, love my guys on my team and like I said, I would go to war with them any day.”

Stroman will have off until Friday, so hopefully the time off helps him clear his mind. It has understandably been a frustrating season in Toronto.