Addison Russell

Cubs' Contreras suspended 2 games, appeals; Lackey fined

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Baseball called "inappropriate actions" during Chicago's win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Cubs pitcher John Lackey also was fined an undisclosed amount, MLB announced Saturday.

Contreras has appealed the suspension, so he was in the lineup for Saturday's second game of the three-game series.

Contreras and Lackey were ejected in the fifth inning a day earlier for arguing with home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Lackey thought St. Louis pitcher Carlos Martinez struck out to end the inning, but the pitch was called a ball. Martinez then...