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Philadelphia's Hamels Disciplined

Pitcher Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies has received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch at Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals during the bottom of the first inning of last night's game at Nationals Park.  Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.

Unless appealed, Hamels is scheduled to begin serving his suspension tonight, when the Phillies are to host the New York Mets.  If appealed, Hamels' suspension will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.