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Ryan Theriot appeals suspension

Updated: July 19, 2011, 6:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot was suspended for two games and fined for making contact with an umpire during an argument Sunday.

Theriot appealed the ban and was in the lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

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

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had Theriot in the batting order ...

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