Jenks Fined for Purpose Pitch Thrown at Kinsler

Jenks says he won't do it again.

Major League Baseball fined Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks for throwing a pitch behind Ian Kinsler.
League officials would not disclose the amount.

Jenks sailed a fastball in back of Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Jenks later said the pitch was intentional because he was tired of watching White Sox batters getting hit with no retaliation.

"What's done is done," Jenks said. "Hopefully after today, we can get by this and go play some baseball."

During an interview on Sunday, the White Sox hurler said, "I'll not do it again," Jenks said. "But again, I wasn't trying to hit him. If they'll investigate that, they'll see that. It wasn't a dirty pitch. It wasn't up. It was right at his butt."

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Jenks threw the pitch in question during the ninth inning of Chicago's 3-2 win Saturday.

Through six games between the teams this season, Texas pitchers hit six White Sox batters; Chicago pitchers nailed one Texas hitter.

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