Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale will not be suspended for throwing behind Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado.
Sale threw a fastball right behind Machado’s legs in the first inning of Tuesday’s Red Sox-Orioles game, and given the ongoing feud between the two teams, many viewed the pitch as intentional.
This wasn’t the first time a Red Sox pitcher nearly hit Machado. On April 23, Boston relief pitcher Matt Barnes threw near the Orioles infielder’s head, which earned Barnes a four-game suspension.
The Red Sox and Orioles won’t meet again until June 1.
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