Indians' Lee suspended for throwing at Griffey

NEW YORK -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee has been suspended for six games for intentionally throwing at the head of Ken Griffey Jr.

Lee's fastball whizzed behind Griffey's head in the fourth inning last Sunday, and plate umpire Matt Hollowell tossed the left-hander almost as quickly as the ball reached the backstop.

That came an inning after Lee gave up the 499th home run of
Griffey's career.

He pulled a 1-1 pitch over the wall in right, pausing to watch
its flight as fans in the lower tier of seats scrambled for the

Lee maintained he wasn't trying to hit Griffey, and has appealed
the suspension.