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Orioles' Manny Machado said being hit by pitch near head wasn't intentional

Orioles' Manny Machado said being hit by pitch near head wasn't intentional

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado exchanged words with Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Colome after Colome hit him with a pitch in the eighth inning of the Orioles’ 3-1 loss Friday night. But after the game, Machado said he didn’t believe Colome intended to hit him. “I just saw the ball up and in,” Machado said. “Nobody likes to get thrown at, at the head, but it wasn’t intentional, like I said. It’s just part of the game. I’ve got to go out there and take a hit by pitch, go to first base like I did and just move on.” Both benches were warned by home plate umpire John Tumpane after Machado took a 94-mph fastball off the left shoulder....

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