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Showalter, Padilla, Feldman suspended

MLB hands out suspensions to Texas trio

DETROIT -- The inevitable became reality Thursday.

Major League Baseball suspended Rangers manager Buck Showalter four games along with pitchers Vicente Padilla (five games) and Scott Feldman (six games) for their involvement in incidents this week that led to a ninth-inning fracas against the Angels in Arlington on Wednesday.

Showalter and Padilla will begin serving their suspensions Thursday. Feldman will serve his suspension when Padilla returns.

The suspensions come one day after a bench-clearing melee between the two American League West Division rivals and after a two-game stretch that featured eight hit batsman. On Tuesday, Padilla hit Vladimir Guerrero in the third inning and Juan Rivera two batters later before being ejected along with Showalter. Padilla has hit 14 batters this season.

On Wednesday, Feldman hit Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy in the back with a pitch with two outs in the ninth to push the visitors past the boiling point with Kennedy charging the mound.

In the eighth inning, Angels reliever Kevin Gregg was warned after throwing a pitch behind Ian Kinsler and ejected after hitting the next hitter, Michael Young, in the back. Brendan Donnelly took over for the Angels and he immediately drilled Freddy Guzman in the back. He stared into the Rangers dugout while home-plate umpire Sam Holbrook threw him out of the game.

Feldman took over in the ninth and retired two hitters before hitting Kennedy.

Jesse Sanchez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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