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Orioles 3B Machado Suspended 5 Games

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BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 08:  Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles argues with catcher Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 8, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Machado was ejected from the game. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 08: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles argues with catcher Stephen Vogt #21 of the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 8, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Machado was ejected from the game. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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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.

Barring an appeal, the suspension will begin with Tuesday night’s game against visiting Boston.

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.

Updated June 10, 2014

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