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David Ortiz chides Ryan Dempster for hitting A-Rod

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Dempster has stuck to his story that he was merely trying to pitch inside against Alex Rodriguez on Sunday night when he hit him in the elbow with a fastball.

Major League Baseball disagreed and suspended Dempster five games for intentionally throwing at Rodriguez, who is playing for the Yankees after appealing a 211-game suspension for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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