Angels' Torii Hunter banned 4 games

Updated: August 8, 2010, 1:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DETROIT -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter has been suspended for four games after a wild outburst Friday night against Detroit.

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Hunter was suspended and fined on Saturday. He decided not to appeal, meaning the ban started immediately.

"It's tough for us as a team," Angels manager Mike Scioscia told the Los Angeles Times. "It's tough for Torii."

Hunter was ejected by plate umpire Ron Kulpa for arguing a called third strike in the eighth inning of Los Angeles' 4-2 victory. He threw a bag of baseballs onto the field during his tantrum.

Juan Rivera replaced Hunter in the Angels' lineup for Saturday night's game at Detroit. He had a two-run single and scored two runs of his own in Los Angeles' 10-1 win.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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