Ryan Dempster Suspended Five Games, Fined for Throwing at Alex Rodriguez


Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster wasn’t ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Yankees, even after he appeared to throw at Alex Rodriguez multiple times before plunking the Yankees third baseman on a 3-0 pitch. Dempster wasn’t as lucky, however, when it came to discipline from the league.

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Dempster has been suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions. The league deemed that Dempster intentionally threw at Rodriguez. The suspension is scheduled to begin Tuesday night with the Red Sox in San Francisco to play the Giants, unless Dempster appeals the ban.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was also fined for his actions, as the New York skipper was ejected after arguing with home plate umpire Brian O’Nora.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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