Baseball umpire Brian Runge suspended

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Major league umpire Brian Runge was suspended Thursday for one game for his actions in Tuesday night's game between the New York Mets and Seattle.

New York's Carlos Beltran began arguing balls and strikes with Runge in the bottom of the fourth inning, when Mets interim manager Jerry Manuel came out of the dugout to protest the umpire's strike zone.


During the argument, Runge bumped Manuel and subsequently ejected both Manuel and Beltran before the incident ended.

Runge's suspension starts immediately.

In a release late Thursday afternoon, Bob Watson, baseball's vice president of on-field operations, announced that Manuel and Beltran received undisclosed fines.

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