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Baseball briefs

August 1, 2001

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Milwaukee skipper suspended two games

Milwaukee Milwaukee manager Davey Lopes was suspended for two games and fined Tuesday by the commissioner's office for threatening to have his pitchers hit Rickey Henderson in retaliation for his uncontested swipe of a base in the late innings of a blowout.

Frank Robinson, baseball's vice president of on-field operations, disciplined Lopes for remarks made regarding the Brewers' game Sunday against the San Diego Padres.

Lopes was upset when Henderson took off for second base in the seventh inning with San Diego leading 12-5. The manager came out of the dugout and yelled at Henderson. "I just told him to stay in the game, because he was going (down)," Lopes said Sunday. "We were going to drill him."

Clemens set for Saturday

New York Roger Clemens, who left his last appearance with a strained groin, will get an extra day between starts and will pitch Saturday for the New York Yankees on his 39th birthday.

Martinez stays on DL

Detroit The Seattle Mariners chose to keep Edgar Martinez on the disabled list Tuesday, the day he was eligible to be activated. Martinez has been on the disabled list since July 16 with strained left quadriceps.

A's recall Santangelo

Cleveland The Oakland Athletics brought up some experience for the playoff push on Monday, recalling versatile F.P. Santangelo from Triple-A Sacramento.

Lawrence back in majors

San Diego Rookie Brian Lawrence was recalled from Triple-A Portland by the San Diego Padres and started Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.

Lawrence took the spot of Sterling Hitchcock, who was traded to the New York Yankees on Monday.

Lawrence was 2-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 15 games.

The Padres placed pitcher David Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right triceps.

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