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Phillies closer Héctor Neris suspended for 3 games

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Phillies closer Hector Neris has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the suspension and fine Wednesday, a day after the incident in the ninth inning of the Phillies' 9-8 home victory. Neris is appealing the suspension, making him eligible to pitch Wednesday night against Los Angeles.

Neris was ejected after hitting Freese in the back with the next pitch after Matt Beaty hit a two-run homer.

Neris (2-4) has converted 17 of 21 save opportunities.

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Updated July 17, 2019

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