Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello suspended for hitting Ben Zobrist, will appeal

(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.

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