MLB Notes

ARRESTED: Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Brave Orlando Cepeda was arrested after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over for speeding and discovered drugs in the car.


The former San Francisco Giants star was stopped about 3 p.m. Tuesday after his 2001 Lexus was clocked going 83 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 80 about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco.

A CHP officer arrested Cepeda after finding a "usable" amount of a white-powder substance that likely was methamphetamine or cocaine, Sgt. Wulf Corrington said. The officer also found marijuana and a syringe, he added.

The 69-year-old Cepeda works for the Giants as a community liaison and speaks to at-risk children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

NO BALL HOG: Radio host Steffan Tubbs says he has the ball used in a rare unassisted triple play and has no intention of holding it for ransom or auctioning it off on eBay.

Tubbs, co-host of KOA-AM's morning show in Denver, said he just wants to give it back to its rightful owner - Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

Tubbs said he was sitting in the radio station's seats behind the Rockies' dugout with his two kids on Sunday when Tulowitzki turned the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history. Tubbs said he nabbed the ball when Colorado first baseman Todd Helton threw it into the stands moments after the play.

INDIANS: Cleveland's protest of its 7-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles was denied by Major League Baseball.

The Indians protested Saturday night's game after the umpires awarded a run to the Orioles - three innings after initially waving it off.

The Orioles had taken a 2-1 lead in the third on Miguel Tejada's RBI single. With one out and Nick Markakis on third base and Tejada at first, Ramon Hernandez hit a sinking liner to center field.

Cleveland's Grady Sizemore made a diving catch, popped up and threw to first in time to get Tejada for an inning-ending double play. Markakis, however, tagged up and scored well before Tejada was out at first.

Baltimore's run should have counted, but it was disallowed. Three innings later umpire Ed Montague called scorekeeper Chad Broski and told him to add a run for the Orioles.



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