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Suspensions Handed Down For Brewers-Pirates Brawl

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Major League Baseball has suspended four players for their actions in Sunday's brawl Between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The fight broke out when Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was confronted by Pirates pitcher Garrit Cole who appeared to be upset at the fact that Gomez flipped his bat and stared at the ball he had just hit off Cole which he thought was going to be a home run. The ball ended up hitting off the outfield wall in center field and Gomez wound up with a triple. He exchanged words with Cole immediately following the play and became enraged. The benches emptied and several players got into altercations.

Pirates outfielder Travis Snider was suspended two games for tackling Gomez to the ground and catcher Russel Martin was suspended one game for pushing Gomez, who received a three-game suspension. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado received the largest suspension at five games for punching Snider who was left with a cut and a bruise on his eye.

Gomez, Snider, and Martin all plan to appeal their suspensions and will play in their teams' games on Tuesday. Martin Maldonado will begin serving his suspension immediately. Garrit Cole was not suspended for any games.


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