Bourn suspended for contact with ump

Updated: May 11, 2010, 11:51 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Houston Astros outfielder Michael Bourn has been suspended two games for making contact with an umpire but remains in the lineup while he appeals.

Bourn was set to bat leadoff for the Astros against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday after Major League Baseball announced the decision earlier in the day. Bourn was also fined an undisclosed amount for his actions during the 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

He said it was the first time he had been suspended.

"It ...

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