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Four players suspended for brawl

DETROIT — Cleveland pitcher Fausto Carmona was suspended six games and Detroit slugger Gary Sheffield was penalized four games Monday for their brawl last week.

Indians catcher Victor Martinez and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera were suspended three games each and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball disciplinarian Bob Watson.

Sheffield was hit by a pitch from Carmona last Friday night in Cleveland. Moments later, the designated hitter charged the mound from first base, starting a bench-clearing scrap.

“I’ve been in a lot of brawls, being a peacemaker, and when someone’s back is to you, you pull them away — that’s what you are supposed to do,” said Sheffield, who will not appeal.

“You don’t take cheap shots, and that’s what happened. I take that personally, and when I find out who it was, they are going to have to deal with me,” he said.

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