Houston Astros’ Hector Neris, supervisor Dusty Baker suspended after dust-up with Seattle Mariners

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Houston Astros reliever Hector Neris was issued a four-game suspension Tuesday for deliberately throwing behind Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez’s head Monday after each groups had been warned following a benches-clearing skirmish.Astros supervisor Dusty Baker was suspended one recreation by Main League Baseball for Neris’ actions, and each had been fined an undisclosed quantity.Mariners supervisor Scott Servais and Astros coaches Joe Espada, Omar Lopez and Troy Snitker additionally had been fined for his or her actions within the melee within the high of the ninth inning in Seattle’s 7-4 win at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.Baker will serve his suspension Tuesday because the Astros once more host the Mariners. Neris’ suspension will even start Tuesday, until he opts to attraction.2 RelatedThe hassle Monday started with two outs within the ninth, when Neris plunked slugger Ty France within the again. Gamers and coaches on each side started chirping at one another, and Servais led the way in which as Seattle’s bench emptied to confront the Astros close to dwelling plate.”All I do know is our greatest hitter is in there, it is two out within the ninth and also you throw the primary pitch behind him,” Servais stated after the sport. “It is fairly apparent.”The Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez pulled Neris away from the scrum, whereas Servais and Baker had been on the heart of the pushing and shoving, with Servais pointing and shouting repeatedly at Lopez, the Astros’ first-base coach.Servais and Lopez had been ejected, and each benches got warnings.Rodriguez homered and J.P. Crawford walked earlier than Neris was ejected after throwing a pitch behind Suarez’s head. Baker was additionally mechanically ejected due to the warning.Baker denied after the sport that Neris deliberately threw at both France or Suarez.”The pitch behind France, in a one-run recreation you are not going to place anyone on, no one is throwing at him,” Baker stated. “We do not do this anyway. It was a collection of unhealthy occasions and I do not wish to discuss it an excessive amount of extra as a result of I am already type of [upset].”Neris additionally denied that his errant pitches had been on goal, and even France did not imagine the one which hit him was intentional.”The timing wasn’t proper for it to be intentional,” France stated. “So I do not know if it was not, however I do not assume it was.”The Related Press contributed to this report.

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