(WXYZ) - Rick Porcello has received a six-game suspension and has been fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist Sunday.
Porcello plunked Zobrist in retaliation of Fernando Rodney's high-and-inside pitch on Miguel Cabrera in the 10th inning of the Tigers loss to the Rays Saturday.
"There's a price to pay for that," manager Jim Leyland said after Rodney nearly hit Cabrera in the face.
The Tigers pitcher told reporters he will appeal the suspension Tuesday afternoon.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
More Tigers News
When the Detroit Tigers introduced new closer Joe Nathan this week, the news conference quickly became about a lot more than Joe Nathan. Is this team in a better position to contend for a World Series than it was before?
The No. 4 Spartans will face the fifth-ranked Cardinal on Jan. 1, pitting two venerable programs in the traditional Midwest-West Coast intersectional matchup.
After nearly knocking off then-No. 2 Ohio State on Nov. 30, Michigan will finish its season with a trip to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Arizona.
LeSean McCoy rushed for a franchise-best 217 yards and the Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Lions 34-20 in blizzard conditions Sunday.