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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ryan Borucki suspended three games

Sep 22, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ryan Borucki (56) reacts as he hits Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) (not pictured ) with a pitch at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 22, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ryan Borucki (56) reacts as he hits Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) (not pictured ) with a pitch at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball suspended Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ryan Borucki for three games Thursday for intentionally hitting Tampa’s Kevin Kiermaier in a game earlier this week.

Borucki will appeal the suspension.

Borucki nailed Kiermaier in the middle of the back with a 93-mph pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Rays. The Jays were upset that Kiermaier picked up and did not return a scouting card dropped by Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk during Monday’s game.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine. Montoyo will serve his suspension Thursday night, when the visiting Blue Jays open a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins.

–Field Level Media