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Kershaw, Torre, Schaefer suspended

Kershaw, Torre, Schaefer suspended

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, manager Joe Torre and bench coach Bob Schaefer were suspended and fined Wednesday in the wake of their ejections from Tuesday night's 7-5 loss to the Giants.

Kershaw was handed a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for, according to MLB vice president Bob Watson, "intentionally throwing at" Aaron Rowand with a pitch in the seventh inning because both benches had been warned after Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was hit by a pitch from Tim Lincecum. No action was taken against Lincecum.

Kershaw will appeal the suspension, which will be held in abeyance until the appeal process is complete.

"I can't comment," said Kershaw, who received a loud ovation after his ejection. "Yeah, I heard it. It was great."

Torre received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine after he was automatically ejected with Kershaw as the result of the warning issued by plate umpire and Triple-A callup Adrian Johnson. Torre will serve the suspension on Wednesday night, with Don Mattingly taking over as manager.

Schaefer was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for "inappropriate actions," which included coming onto the field to argue after being ejected. Schaefer was arguing with Johnson because Giants pitcher Denny Bautista was not ejected after throwing an inside pitch to Dodgers catcher Russell Martin in the sixth inning. Schaefer will serve his suspension on Thursday night.

Ken Gurnick 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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