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Manuel Suspended One Game

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been suspended for one game stemming from an on-field incident in the top of the eighth inning of Tuesday’s 4-3 win in 10 innings over the visiting Houston Astros.

Manuel Suspended One Game

Charlie Manuel, right, and home plate umpire Bob Davidson, argue after he tossed Manuel. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Charlie Manuel, right, and home plate umpire Bob Davidson, argue after he tossed Manuel. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been suspended for one game stemming from an on-field incident in the top of the eighth inning of Tuesday’s 4-3 win in 10 innings over the visiting Houston Astros.

Manuel will serve the suspension in tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park. Bench coach Pete Mackanin will manage the team in Manuel's absence.

With a 1-2 count, Phillies starter Cliff Lee struck out Jason Castro, but the ball bounced past catcher Brian Schneider and the Astros catcher reached first base safely on the dropped third strike.

Manuel and home-plate umpire Bob Davidson got into a heated argument that followed with the ejection.

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After the game when asked about it, Manuel said it was between him and Davidson, who was also suspended by MLB for "repeated violations of the Office of the Commissioner's standards for situation handling."

The incident with Manuel was the most recent of the repeated violations by Davidson, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The suspension came because MLB felt both parties crossed the line.

Below is video of the incident. Warning: This video contains adult language.

Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
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