HOUSTON (AP) — Astros reliever Bryan Abreu appealed the two-game suspension he was given by Major League Baseball for intentionally throwing at Adolis García of the Texas Rangers during Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.
Because of the appeal, Abreu was eligible to pitch Sunday night in Game 6. Houston needed one win to reach the World Series for a third straight season.
Abreu’s hearing is scheduled for Monday before John McHale Jr., special assistant to Commissioner Rob Manfred.
MLB said Saturday all six umpires determined Abreu intentionally threw at García in the eighth inning Friday when he drilled the slugger on the left arm with a 98 mph fastball.