Herrera was ejected in the eighth inning of Sunday's game after throwing behind Lawrie, the second time he had thrown inside to him. Ventura was ejected a day earlier when he hit Lawrie with a 99-mph fastball above the left elbow immediately following
The two incidents came after Lawrie's hard, late slide into
Cincinnati Manager Bryan Price apologized for using foul language in a pregame tirade, but said he stood by everything he uttered in between the bad words — specifically his stance that media shouldn't report developments he thinks would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.
"I used a lot of bad language that I feel bad for in the aftermath," Price told reporters before Tuesday night's game at Milwaukee. "And I apologize for that. The content between the profanity is exactly how I felt, and I won't apologize for that under any circumstances. What I said was exactly how I felt."
Boston designated hitter David Ortiz was suspended for one game and fined by MLB for making contact with umpire John Tumpane, who ejected him from Sunday's game against Baltimore during an argument over a strike call on an attempted check swing.
Milwaukee's All-Star catcher