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May 10, 2008 at 4:49 PM

From 6 to 5 for Sexson

Major League Baseball has reduced Mariners 1B Richie Sexson’s suspension by one game, from six to five, the team announced today.
Sexson was suspended Friday by the league for “violent and aggressive actions” stemming from when he charged the pitcher’s moundThursday night after a pitch from the Texas Rangers’ Kason Gabbard came in high and at head level.
Sexson threw his helmet at Gabbard and both team’s benches emptied. Sexson was suspended and fined but asked the players’ association to appeal the suspension.
Sexson was in the lineup Friday pending the appeal, but he will miss tonight’s game and the next four thereafter.
The appeal hearing took place earlier this afternoon. Sexson had hoped to miss only three our four games,
but said today that “one’s better than none.”
Sexson will stay in Seattle when the team heads to Texas for a three-game series beginning Monday, Mariners manager John McLaren said before tonight’s game.

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