Friday October 10th, 2014

Major League Baseball fined Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina $5,000 on Friday for shoving umpire Jerry Meals in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

Molina pushed Meals, the home-plate umpire, when Meals tried to get between Molina and Adrian Gonzalez after Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright plunked Yasiel Puig and the benches cleared.

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The $5,000 fine "is considered stiff by MLB standards," Heyman reports.

Molina, 32, has played all 11 of his major-league seasons for the Cardinals and has made six straight NL All-Star appearances. A career .284 hitter with 96 home runs and 584 RBI, Molina has three hits in 15 at-bats this postseason.

Game 1 of the NLCS is at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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