Washington Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole received a five-game suspension and was fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch near the head of Pittsburgh Pirates infielderJung Ho Kang on Sunday, Major League Baseballannounced Tuesday.Cole threw at Kang in the bottom of the third inning, that ignitinga benches-clearing incident.The Nationals were upset with Kang fora fake Larry Doby Jersey tag at third base a halfinning earlier that caused star Bryce Harper Mike Napoli Jersey to slideawkwardly, jamming his left thumb in the proce s. MORE: The worst September collapses, rankedCole has elected to file an appeal on the five-game suspension, thus the discipline will be held in abeyance until the proce s is complete.