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MLB suspends Torre, Clemens

Aug. 9, 2007 at 9:43 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Thursday suspended New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre and pitcher Roger Clemens for their parts in a brawl in a game against Toronto.

Clemens was suspended five games, Torre will have to miss one contest and both were fined an undisclosed amount.

Unless they appeal, their suspensions will begin Friday.

Fines were also assessed against New York coaches Larry Bowa and Tony Pena and Toronto's Matt Stairs, Josh Towers and coach Brian Butterfield.

Both benches emptied after Towers hit Alex Rodriguez with a pitch in the third inning of what turned out to be a 9-2 New York victory Tuesday. No punches were thrown but warnings were issued to both teams.

Clemens then hit Alex Rios in the back during the seventh inning with New York in front, 7-0. Clemens and Torre were kicked out of the game.

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