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Orioles notebook: Manny Machado ejected for third time in his career
Orioles notebook: Manny Machado ejected for third time in his career

As soon as Manny Machado tomahawked his bat into the opposite batter's box in the eighth inning of Game 1 against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, it was obvious what was coming. Home plate umpire Toby Basner immediately ejected the Orioles third baseman — the third time Machado has been tossed in his brief big league career and first since his infamous bat-throwing incident last June against the Oakland A's that resulted in a five-game suspension. On Thursday, Machado felt he checked his swing on a 2-2 pitch, but Basner rung him up and did not ask for help from first-base umpire Ron Kulpa despite Machado's request. "When something happens like that, you...

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