The American League suspended New York Yankees Manager Lou Piniella for two games yesterday because of his run-in with umpire Tim Tschida last Saturday.
The suspension is scheduled to begin Monday. Piniella has the right to appeal, said AL President Bobby Brown, who made the announcement yesterday in New York. The Yankees had no immediate comment on the decision.
In a statement released by the AL office, Brown said that Piniella was suspended for "making physical contact" with Tschida during the game at Yankee Stadium against Cleveland, which the Indians won, 3-2. Piniella was thrown out of that game during an argument that followed the ejection of the Yankees' Ron Hassey for disputing a called strike.
Last night, Ed Correa, the youngest player in the major leagues, pitched a three-hitter and Scott Fletcher drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to help the Texas Rangers win in New York, 7-0.
Correa (2-2), who turned 20 Tuesday, struck out nine and walked five in his first complete game.
*A's 4, Red Sox 1: Rookie Jose Canseco hit a two-run home run and Dave Kingman and Bruce Bochte had consecutive solo homers to help Oakland win in Boston.
Joaquin Andujar (3-1) pitched a five-hitter in his Fenway Park debut, striking out three and walking one. It was Andujar's third straight victory and ended Boston's four-game winning streak. "I just wanted to pitch the way I did in the National League," said Andujar.
*Twins 10, Tigers 1: Kirby Puckett hit his 10th homer of the year on the first pitch of the game from Jack Morris and Steve Lombardozzi also homered as Minnesota won in Detroit.
*Brewers 5, Angels 4: Paul Molitor hit an RBI triple and scored three runs, including a steal of home, and Milwaukee held off visiting California and gave rookie Juan Nieves (1-1) his first major league victory.
*Indians 7, White Sox 5: Tony Bernazard and Chris Bando delivered run-scoring singles in the 10th inning in Chicago and Cleveland won its fifth straight. The White Sox sent the game into extra innings when pinch-hitter Jerry Hairston singled in John Cangelosi.
*Mariners 3, Blue Jays 2: Al Cowens' bases-loaded single off pitcher Don Gordon's chest with two outs in the 11th inning in Toronto enabled Seattle to break a six-game losing streak.