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Kent Suspended for Three Games

July 30, 2004

NEW YORK (AP) _ 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.

The suspensions were set to start Friday night. Kent and Price also 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.

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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