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Kendall and Kennedy suspended for fighting

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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Jason Kendall of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies pitcher Joe Kennedy have been suspended and fined for a brawl that took place in last Sunday's game at PNC Park.

Kendall was suspended for four games, while Kennedy received a five-game penalty. The suspensions are set to begin Friday night, unless appealed. Kendall had been hit by pitches 171 times before in his career, but never charged the mound until going after Kennedy. With two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Kennedy's 0-1 pitch glanced off the protective pad Kendall wears on his upper arm. The Pirates catcher started toward first base, but Kennedy stepped off the mound and said something to Kendall, which caused Kendall to abruptly turn and charge the pitcher. After a brief wrestling match that emptied both dugouts and bullpens, order was restored. Kennedy, who was making his second start since coming off the disabled list, gave up two runs and six hits and was charged with the loss as the Pirates won the game, 3-0.

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