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Ortiz suspended 1 game by MLB for making contact with umpire

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BOSTON (AP) -

Boston designated hitter David Ortiz has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball.

MLB said Ortiz was punished by senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. for making contact with umpire John Tumpane during the fifth inning of Sunday's game against Baltimore. Ortiz was ejected by Tumpane after the batter was upset that third base ump Jerry Meals called a swing on an attempted check of a 1-1 pitch.

Ortiz appealed Tuesday's penalty. Unless the appeal is withdrawn, the penalty will not be served until the appeals process is complete.

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