John Jaso

Orioles Notebook: Machado suspended five games

BALTIMORE — Manny Machado knew it was coming. The Baltimore Orioles third baseman was suspended five games on Tuesday for his bat-throwing incident against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. One pitch after nearly being hit by Oakland reliever Fernando Abad, Machado swung late on the next pitch and let his bat sail down the third-base line and onto the outfield grass. "I don't want to be down for five days," Machado said. "I need to try to help out the team in any way. We got a lot of tough games up on the road and I need to be a part of this team." There's a chance Machado may not serve that long of a suspension. Machado plans to appeal and perhaps...