MLB Hands Out Suspension After Astros/Rangers Brawl

 The Battle of Texas heated up to new level in Game 5 of the NLCS Friday night, as Houston Astros reliever Bryan Abreu beaned Texas Rangers slugger Adolis Garcia, after he had earlier hit a mammoth homer and pimped it a bit. 

Now, Major League Baseball has come down on Abreu, handing out a two-game suspension, which could take him out of the rest of the NLCS, if not appealed. 

The suspension was for intentionally throwing at the batter, "taking into account the dangerous nature of the pitch and its potential impact on player safety." 

As noted by Passan, Abreu is expected to appeal, which would delay the suspension until next season (which just doesn't seem quite right). 

It started with Garcia's moon shot off Justin Verlander in the bottom of the 6th inning to give Texas the lead.  

But in Garcia's next time at-bat, Abreu came inside with a 97 mph fastball and hit him in the upper arm. The Rangers slugger was fuming, and the benches cleared. 

Others who were fined for their part in the brawl include Texas pitcher Matt Bush and the Astros' Lance McCullers and manager Dusty Baker.