Rodney ban down from 3 games to 2

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Fernando Rodney has had his three-game suspension reduced to two games.

Rodney will serve the suspension Monday night against Toronto and Tuesday night against Kansas City.

Rodney was suspended for throwing a ball into the stands in frustration after he hung on for a save in a 4-3 win at Tampa Bay on Sept. 4. He appealed, and penalty was cut.

The right-hander has 32 saves in 33 chances for the AL Central leaders.

"Just emotion ... suspended two games," he said.

Rodney said he was also fined $3,000.

"For two days, $3,000 is a lot of money," he said.