Manny Machado Shows Restraint After Targeting: "They Think I'm The Villain"

Jessica Allison
April 28, 2017

On Sunday, Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez hit home runs on successive pitches in a four-run first inning to help Benintendi and Boston avert a three-game sweep.

Just when it appeared Steven Wright had finally gained command of his fluttering knuckleball, the Baltimore Orioles found their groove.

CARDINALS 4, BREWERS 1: In Milwaukee, Aledmys Diaz hit a go-ahead pinch-homer in the seventh inning, and Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings to lead St. Louis. In baseball, if you're going to take somebody out, especially a player who is the heart and soul of his team, be prepared for retaliation. Pedroia was attempting to turn a double play before Baltimore's Manny Machado slid hard and ended up cleating Pedroia in the calf. "If you're going to protect guys, you do it right away", Pedroia said.

"I don't have an issue with anything", he said. It's my job, and it's not the first time I've been hit and it won't be the last.

The pitch almost hit Machado in the head - and actually hit his bat behind him, resulting in a foul ball - and Pedroia seemed none too happy at the initiative Barnes, who immediately was ejected, had taken.

Pedroia told reporters Saturday afternoon that he has some soreness in his ankle and knee, but doesn't expect to require a trip to the disabled list. The under is also 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two eams, is 4-0-1 in Gausman's last five home starts versus the Red Sox, and 5-1-1 in his last seven outings versus Boston overall. I just saw him go past the bag and Pedroia fall down. "It's never me. I just go out there and play the game that I love, leave it on the field and I play with heart".

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So while it appears the two players actually involved in the incident were ready to let things go, the unwritten rules of baseball demanded an eye for an eye - and almost got it with Barnes' dangerously high pitch. I don't think the play was malicious. "I'm not going to get into that". "There was zero intention of (Machado) trying to hurt me".

Adam Wainwright homered and drove in four runs while getting his first victory of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 in Milwaukee.

Eventually, Machado was sent back, and after right-hander Joe Kelly replaced Barnes, he resumed his at-bat and doubled to center, scoring Jones.

If you thought the Red Sox-Orioles feud was over, it isn't. On Sunday, he allowed five earned runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings and is now 1-2 with a 7.50 ERA.

But, he allowed three home runs in the loss to Boston, equaling his career high. The knuckleballer scattered three hits in the first three innings but allowed four runs on six hits in the fourth.

The teams will meet for a three-game series at Fenway Park beginning May 1.

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