NEW YORK — Two of baseball’s biggest hitters were suspended Friday after taking some menacing swings with their fists.

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was banned seven games and New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez got barred for four games for their actions on a fight-filled afternoon at Comerica Park.

Major League Baseball handed out the penalties one day after the Yankees and Tigers got into a trio of beanball-related clashes during Detroit’s 10-6 victory.

Also suspended were Tigers reliever Alex Wilson (four games), New York catcher Austin Romine (two games) and Detroit Manager Brad Ausmus (one game).

Sanchez and Romine appealed their suspensions, and Sanchez, an All-Star bopper on a powerful tear at the plate lately, was in the lineup for Friday night’s home game against Seattle, catching and batting third for the playoff contenders.

“It’s going to be four games that I’m not going to be able to help the team and I know they need me, so it’s not a good feeling,” he said through a translator.

New York remained 41/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East after both teams lost Friday night. The Yankees lead the AL wild-card race.

Cabrera and Wilson also contested their penalties and played in Friday night’s game against the White Sox in Chicago. Ausmus can still manage until Wilson’s situation is decided.

INDIANS: All-Star reliever Andrew Miller isn’t sure when he’ll return to the mound, but he’s confident his troublesome right knee is making progress.

The team announced that Miller, who is on the disabled list for the second time this month with tendinitis in the knee, will be shut down from throwing for five to seven days.

WHITE SOX: Chicago placed rookie Yoan Moncada on the 10-day disabled list with a bone contusion of his right shin.

The 22-year-old is hitting .188 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 30 games since being promoted to the major leagues last month.