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MLB Twitter erupts with passionate reaction to Joe Kelly's suspension

MLB Twitter erupts with passionate reaction to Joe Kelly's suspension

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly nearly hit two Houston Astros players in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game, and Major League Baseball was quick to punish him for it.

The MLB announced Wednesday it had suspended the former Red Sox pitcher eight games for his actions against the Astros. Eight games in this shortened 60-game season is equivalent to a 22-game suspension in a normal 162-game season. Kelly will appeal the suspension, per the Dodgers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also was suspended one game.

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After Kelly struck out Astros shortstop Carlos Correa -- who he almost hit in the head with a pitch -- to end the sixth inning, the two players exchanged words and teammates from both dugouts quickly went on the field.

The Astros are not a well-liked team right now, to say the least. You probably remember that the Astros' elaborate sign-stealing operation during the 2017 season was the biggest story in baseball during the offseason. The league handed down unprecedented punishment to the Astros organization, but no players were suspended. The Dodgers lost to the Astros in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, so this whole situation is a pretty big deal in Los Angeles.

There was a ton of passionate reaction to Kelly's suspension, and Dodgers fans weren't the only people upset about it.

Here's some notable Twitter reaction to Kelly's eight-game ban.

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

FINAL SCORE: New York Yankees 10, Boston Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: Alex Verdugo hit a solo home run, but the Red Sox couldn't get anything else going against Gerrit Cole on Friday night as Boston dropped Game 1 of its series in the Bronx. Sox opener Colten Brewer allowed four hits and three walks for two runs in 2.2 innings, and Ryan Brasier allowed three runs in relief including a bomb off the bat of Gary Sanchez.

Dylan Covey and Brandon Workman didn't fare any better as they allowed three and two runs respectively in the late innings.

Friday night's loss marked the Red Sox's fifth straight defeat.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 6-14

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HIGHLIGHTS

Torres gives Yanks early lead

Verdugo takes Cole deep

Sanchez launches one off Brasier

Frazier piles it on

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Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts gave the Boston Red Sox a reminder of what they've been missing with a historic performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

Betts crushed three home runs vs. the San Diego Padres for the sixth three-homer performance of his career, tying the MLB record.

The real star, though? That would be Betts' daughter, Kynlee. The 27-year-old shared an adorable video of Kynlee reacting to his home runs, and it's the most adorable thing you'll watch all day.

"My daughter Kynlee is watching me, I have no other choice but to wake up everyday and give it my all!" Betts captioned the Instagram video.

Watch below:


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It doesn't get any better than that.

Betts entered Friday night slashing .319/.380/.694 with seven homers through 19 games with L.A. Meanwhile, the hapless Red Sox are coming off an embarrassing 17-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and a four-game series sweep.