Dodgers manager Don Mattingly suspended two games

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly suspended two games

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been suspended by Major League Baseball for his behavior during Thurday's loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh, the league announced Saturday afternoon.

Matt Kemp was thrown out of the game in the top of the second inning for arguing with home-plate umpire Angel Campos from the dugout while Andre Ethier was at the plate.

Kemp struck out swinging to end the first inning, and was unhappy with Campos' strikezone.

The Dodgers' center fielder rushed on to the field after Mattingly was already in Campos' face. Kemp had to be restrained by coaches and players.

After he finally left the field, Mattingly continued his verbal assault of Campos, while the other umpires formed a blockade.

Mattingly was ultimately tossed by crew chief Tim Tschida, and said Friday that he expected to be suspended a game or two.

The suspension begins tonight in Atlanta, which means Mattingly will be back on the bench in time for Monday's series opener against the Giants in L.A.

Matt Kemp was not suspended for his involvement.

Giants lineup: Gomez gets the start at second in series finale vs Padres

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Giants lineup: Gomez gets the start at second in series finale vs Padres

Looking to split a four-game series at home with the Padres, Bruce Bochy is going with a Giants rookie at second base on Sunday.

San Diego Padres (42-55)

1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Carlos Asuaje (L) 2B
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
5. Jabari Blash (R) LF
6. Hector Sanchez (S) C
7. Cory Spangenberg (L) 3B
8. Allen Cordoba (R) SS
9. Dinelson Lamet (R) P

San Francisco Giants (38-61)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Miguel Gomez (S) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Ty Blach (R) P

Dodgers trade former Giants reliever to Rays

Dodgers trade former Giants reliever to Rays

Sergio Romo is headed to the American League.

After being designated for assignment on Thursday, the veteran reliever was traded by the Dodgers along with cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday evening.

The Dodgers will receive cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Romo's first season with the team he grew up rooting for didn't go as planned. In 30 games, Romo posted a 6.12 ERA.

The Brawley-native was drafted by the Giants in 2005 and spent nine seasons pitching for San Francisco.

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