Chris Sale won't be suspended for throwing behind Manny Machado

Erica Murray
May 15, 2017

What followed was an expulsion and lifetime ban from Fenway Park for the man who used the language, according to Hennick and an official statement from the Red Sox.

And Red Sox pitchers refrained from taking out their frustration on Baltimore batters, avoiding another brushback war like the one that consumed the teams the past two weeks until Major League Baseball told them to knock it off on Wednesday. "There needs to be an end to this stuff, and I felt like an ejection was the right thing to do at that time".

Jones, meanwhile, acknowledged the reception from the fans and Sale's reaction. Pedroia missed the next three games.

"Typically you don't see it that early, and they're going to determine there's intent immediately", Farrell said. He hit three just this week, giving him the second most homers at Fenway this year.

In a series marred by beanballs, brushbacks and racial rancor, the finale was decided in a more traditional way: when Baltimore scored five times in the fourth inning, including Manny Machado's long three-run homer. No, he is not charging the mound and letting the pitcher get a up close look of the grain.

"We want to make sure we know exactly what clubs are doing before we start recommending changes", said Manfred, who added that he wants to ensure that all 30 ballparks are "welcoming to fans of all racial backgrounds".

Then the umpires backed it up.

It was Baltimore's 13th triple play overall and first since September 1, 2000, against Cleveland.

Red Sox hitters continually came up empty in the first eight innings. Baltimore optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

On Tuesday, the Red Sox also issued an apology for racist behavior exhibited Monday night toward Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, who said a fan threw a bag of peanuts at him and called him the N-word.

A couple days later, he explained his reasoning behind the unprecedented move. The Red Sox finishing with 93-59 and the Twins 59-103. He is 1-1 against the Orioles so far this season.

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