Elsewhere, Mariners coach gets one game

Updated: July 30, 2004, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Houston second baseman Jeff Kent was suspended for three games and Seattle pitching coach Bryan Price was suspended for one game Friday for their angry actions this week.

Kent appealed the penalty, and can play pending a hearing. Price was to miss Friday night's game at Anaheim.

Both were fined undisclosed amounts by Bob Watson, vice president of on-field operations for Major League Baseball.

Kent was ejected by plate umpire Chris Guccione in the seventh inning Sunday at Milwaukee after arguing a called strike two. Kent kicked and threw dirt on home plate before he left.

Kent, the NL's starting second baseman in the All-Star game this month, was in the lineup for Friday night's game at Cincinnati. The 2000 NL MVP was hitting .290 with 13 home runs and 61 RBIs for the Astros.

Price was ejected by plate umpire Charlie Reliford in the fourth inning Monday at Oakland for arguing balls and strikes. Price charged onto the field to protest and manager Bob Melvin rushed to get between the coach and Reliford.


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