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Cardinals face fines, La Russa suspended for Reds brawl

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis, MO – Major League Baseball suspended Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and fined two Cardinals players Thursday following a fight that broke out at Tuesday's game between the Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds.

La Russa and Reds manager Dusty Baker were suspended from two games and fined an undisclosed amount.

Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter and catcher Yadier Molina have also been fined for the brawl, as well as Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips and relief pitcher Russ Springer. Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto was suspended from seven games.

The Cardinals won the game and swept a three-game series to move into first place in the NL Central.

It was not clear whether any players plan to appeal.