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MLB Announces Punishment For Reds-Pirates Brawl

Yasiel Puig is restrained during a brawl.

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 07: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cincinnati Reds is restrained by Matt Kemp #27 after benches clear in the fourth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 7, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball has handed out its punishment for the main participants in Sunday's brawl between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates. Included in the penalties are multiple suspensions.

Pirates pitcher Chris Archer has been suspended five games and fined for throwing at the Reds' Derek Dietrich. Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig was docked two games and fined as well.

Reds manager David Bell also got slapped with a one-game suspension and monetary fine.

The Reds-Pirates brawl started because Archer took offense to Dietrich admiring a home run he hit in his first at-bat. The next time up, Archer threw at him. The benches cleared, producing one of the best baseball photographs you'll ever see: Puig trying to fight the entire Pirate team.

Frame that picture and put it in the Hall of Fame.

It would make sense if Archer and Puig appealed their suspensions, considering most players these days do. In that case, the punishments could be reduced somewhat.