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Phils closer suspended

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NEW YORK (AP) — Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has received a seven-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions during the ninth inning of Sunday’s loss to Miami in Philadelphia.

Papelbon made an obscene gesture toward booing fans after allowing four runs in the ninth to blow a save. The gesture caused umpire Joe West to eject him from the game before the two engaged in a heated argument.

 

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