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Orioles’ Manny Machado suspended five games

Home plate umpire Adrian Johnson separated Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, left, and Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt after Machado threw his bat into the infield.

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Umpire Adrian Johnson separated Baltimore’s Manny Machado (left) and Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt after Machado threw his bat into the infield.

BALTIMORE — 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 he will appeal the suspension, and he was in the starting lineup batting second against the Red Sox Tuesday night.

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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.

It was the second time in three days that the 22-year-old Machado lost his temper. On Friday night, he screamed in the face of Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson after being tagged in the chest.

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