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Indians outfielder Michael Bourn suspended 1 game for making contact with umpire

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NEW YORK — Cleveland outfielder has been suspended for one game and fined after Major League Baseball concluded he made contact with umpire Phil Cuzzi during a game at Wrigley Field this week.

Major League Baseball Senior Vice President Jr. announced the penalty Thursday. Bourne appealed, delaying the suspension until after the appeals process.

Bourn took a called third strike in the fourth inning Tuesday, started talking with Cuzzi, the plate umpire, and then was ejected. Bourn got into an animated argument and was restrained by third base coach Mike Sarbaugh and bench coach Brad Mills.

Bourn struck out in each of his two at-bats, dropping his average in June to .212 (7 for 33).

PHOTO: Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn, right, is kept away from home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi, left, by third base coach Mike Sarbaugh, second from left, and bench coach Brad Mills, after Cuzzi ejected Bourn from the game, during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Cleveland Indians' Michael Bourn, right, is kept away from home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi, left, by third base coach Mike Sarbaugh, second from left, and bench coach Brad Mills, after Cuzzi ejected Bourn from the game, during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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PHOTO: Cleveland Indians bench coach Brad Mills, left, escorts Michael Bourn off the field after Bourn was ejected from the game by home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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