NEW YORK // The Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was suspended for six games and fined by the Major League Baseball on Tuesday for intentionally throwing a pitch near the head of the Los Angeles Angels' Bobby Abreu. Beckett was cited for "aggressive actions" after the pitch that led to the benches clearing on Sunday, according to Bob Watson, vice-president for discipline in the MLB commissioner's office.
Beckett appealed, delaying any penalties until after a hearing. The Angels hitting coach Mickey Hatcher was suspended for one game and fined, and he served the penalty on Tuesday. Hatcher was also unhappy he was suspended for what he said was merely yelling at the umpires. * AP