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Updated: August 24th, 2012 7:19pm
Scott Diamond suspended six games for throwing at Josh Hamilton

Scott Diamond suspended six games for throwing at Josh Hamilton

by Phil Mackey
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Scott Diamond threw a fastball over Josh Hamilton's head on Thursday night and was promptly ejected.

Now he'll miss at least one start.

Major League Baseball announced Friday evening that Diamond will be suspended for six games, thus effectively bumping him from his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners. Diamond plans to appeal the suspension.

The incident occured after Rangers starter Roy Oswalt hit Joe Mauer in the upper back on a 3-0 pitch in the top of the third inning. Diamond retaliated with one out in the bottom of the inning by throwing at Hamilton. He was promptly ejected, without a warning, by home plate umpire Wally Bell. Manager Ron Gardenhire was also ejected.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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