BOSTON (AP) -New York Yankees pitcher Scott Proctor was told he won't be suspended for hitting Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis - the fifth hit batsman in Friday night's game.
Yankees manager Joe Torre said before Saturday's game he got the news from general manager Brian Cashman.
``Getting hit is part of the game,'' Torre said. ``If you take pitching inside away, you can't survive in this game.''
Youkilis approached the mound after he was hit by a pitch that veered near his head in the ninth inning of New York's 9-5 victory. The benches and bullpens emptied, and Proctor was immediately ejected.
Proctor was suspended for four games last month after pitching inside and sparking a brawl against the Seattle Mariners.

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