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Cole Hamels suspended five games

Updated: May 8, 2012, 5:09 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels earned a five-game suspension for the way he welcomed Bryce Harper to the big leagues.

The 2008 World Series MVP was suspended for intentionally throwing at the Washington rookie in the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-3 win over the Nationals on Sunday night.

Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday. Hamels also was fined.

Hamels wasn't available to reporters before the Phillies opened a three-game series against the New York Mets. But he ...

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