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Orioles Machado suspended for 5 games, appeals

Orioles Machado suspended for 5 games, appeals

In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 photo, home plate umpire Adrian Johnson, left, separates Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, left, and Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt after Machado threw his bat into the infield in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. Machado was ejected for throwing the bat and Athletics pitcher Fernando Abad was ejected for throwing at him a second time. The Athletics beat the nOrioles 11-1. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Gail Burton

DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been suspended for five games and fined for intentionally throwing his bat on the field during Sunday’s game against Oakland.

Machado said Tuesday that he will appeal the suspension. He was in the starting lineup batting second against visiting Boston.

It was uncertain when the appeal would be heard. But the Orioles play in New York next week, and appeals are often heard there.

Machado let his bat fly in the direction of third base after swinging at a pitch from Oakland’s Fernando Abad in the eighth inning. The bat-toss came during a plate appearance in which Abad threw a tight pitch to Machado.

After the bat went soaring, both benches emptied. Machado and Abad were ejected.
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