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Orioles' Manny Machado is suspended five games for throwing bat
Orioles' Manny Machado is suspended five games for throwing bat

Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado was at the center of two benches-clearing incidents this weekend. That probably won't happen again next weekend -- at least not if the suspension he received as the result of one of the incidents is upheld. Machado has been fined and suspended for five games for intentionally throwing his bat during an 11-1 loss to Oakland on Sunday. He appeared to take exception to a tight pitch by the Athletics' Fernando Abad. Later in the same at bat, Machado swung and missed on an inside pitch, then let go of his bat, which flew in the direction of third base. The benches and bullpens emptied and Machado and Abad were eventually ejected. Machado...

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