Chris Sale will not be suspended for throwing behind Manny Machado


Mount Vernon's Kyle Kendrick will pitch in his first major league baseball game in two years today when he starts a game for the Boston Red Sox. There is no place for racial epithets at Fenway Park, in baseball, or in our society.

On Monday, Baltimore's Dylan Bundy hit Boston right fielder Mookie Betts near the hip with a pitch.

Police Lt. Mike McCarthy said a fan threw a bag of peanuts at the Orioles' dugout and hit a police officer posted nearby, not the center fielder.

Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly held a conference call with both team's managers and general managers prior to Wednesday's game, requesting the bad blood to cease immediately.

Former Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Curt Schilling doesn't believe Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones heard racial slurs at Fenway Park on Monday night.

"As a black player, the Red Sox brought out that little something in all of us", longtime New York Yankees second baseman Willie Randolph told Bryant. At least in comparison to the pitch Boston's Matt Barnes threw that sailed behind Machado's head one week prior in Baltimore.

Baltimore's pitching plans were scrambled after Kevin Gausman was tossed in the second inning Wednesday for hitting Boston's Xander Bogaerts with a curveball. Machado also took almost 30 seconds to round the bases after a home run during Monday's game.

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The Sox are now 15-13 after splitting their last 4-game series with the Orioles, who are now 1st place in the AL East.

Asked if his trots against Boston are longer than when he homers against other teams, Machado said that isn't the case.

"Well, let me say this: I think our players go out there and play hard every single day", he said. I'm not a rookie.

"I think any time a mandate comes from the leader of our industry, it sends a strong and clear message to whatever the issue might at hand and I think it was very effective", Farrell said. I do the same trot every time.

Told about Machado's tirade, Sale shrugged it off.

"This is my team. I bleed for them".

"With what's going on in the real world, things like this, people are outraged and are speaking up at an alarming rate", he said.