Pirates P Sanchez faces six-game suspension from MLB

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Updated: 4/27/2013 3:58 pm

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine from Major League Baseball on Saturday.

Sanchez intentionally threw at St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig in the first inning of Friday's 9-1 loss. The suspension was scheduled to begin Saturday, but Sanchez elected to file an appeal.

The 30-year-old is 0-3 with a 12.71 earned run average in four starts this season.

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