Reds manager Baker upset over Derek Lowe's comments

11:46 AM, Jun 14, 2012   |    comments
Thomas Campbell/US Presswire
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CINCINNATI -- An inside pitch to Indians starter Derek Lowe - and comments he made afterward - have Reds manager Dusty Baker riled up.

Cincinnati starter Mat Latos threw an inside fastball to Lowe during the Reds' 5-3 win on Wednesday night. Lowe then hit Brandon Phillips, and both benches were warned.

After the game, Lowe suggested the inside pitch was a payback for an unspecified issue between him and Baker from a few years ago, and said he didn't respect the manager.

Before the game on Thursday, Baker responded by saying the inside pitch was retaliation for Lowe hitting Joey Votto in 2009. And Baker said Lowe may not remember what happened years ago because "there was probably a good chance he was drinking at the ballpark" then.

JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer

The Associated Press

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