Francona fined for run-in with umpires

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Francona fined for run-in with umpires

By SeanMcAdam
CSNNE.com

TORONTO -- Terry Francona confirmed that he was fined by Major League Baseball for his on-field argument with umpires Angel Hernandez and Joe West last Friday.

Francona said the fine was a "small amount,'' -- thought to be 500.

"It was handled and we'll move on,'' said Francona.

He said he wasn't worried about the prospect of a suspension "because, the way things go, you hear pretty quick'' if there are going to be games missed.

It was unclear whether West, who repeatedly bumped Francona during the argument, was also fined.

"I thought Joe should have fouled out,'' joked Francona.

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Yankees beat Blue Jays, Red Sox have chance to clinch AL East on Tuesday

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Yankees beat Blue Jays, Red Sox have chance to clinch AL East on Tuesday

For tonight, the Boston Red Sox can say "thank you" to the New York Yankees.

Despite the Toronto Blue Jays loading the bases with no out in the ninth, the Yankees hold on to beat the Blue Jays, 7-5. The result moves the Red Sox' magic number in the AL East to just one game. 

David Price will take the mound for the Red Sox on Tuesday night against those very Yankees with a chance to clinch the division. 

They can also clinch the AL East with a Toronto loss to the Baltimore Orioles. 

Dee Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Jose Fernandez

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Dee Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Jose Fernandez

MIAMI - Dee Gordon hit an emotional homer in Miami's first at-bat following the death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident.

Leading off the first inning Monday night against the New York Mets, Gordon pulled a 2-0 pitch from Bartolo Colon over the wall in right for his first homer of the season.

Gordon circled the bases slowly and was crying when he reached home plate. He tapped his chest and waved toward the sky, and then sobbed as teammates hugged him in the dugout.

Gordon took the first pitch batting right-handed, in tribute to the right-handed Fernandez. Gordon then switched to his normal left side.

Fernandez died Sunday morning, prompting the Marlins to cancel their game that day against Atlanta.