SUSPENSIONS: Baltimore reliever Armando Benitez was suspended eight games by the American League for intentionally throwing at Tino Martinez, and four other players were penalized for their involvement in the brawl that followed.

Yankees Darryl Strawberry and Graeme Lloyd were suspended three games each for "overly aggressive behavior, fighting and prolonging the violent incident," AL president Gene Budig said.Baltimore's Alan Mills and New York's Jeff Nelson were suspended two games apiece.

After giving up a three-run homer to Bernie Williams that put New York ahead 7-5 Tuesday night, Benitez hit Martinez in the back with his next pitch. The brawl spilled into the Orioles' dugout.