BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics were cruising to another road win when Manny Machado upset them — again.
Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and Scott Kazmir threw seven scoreless innings as Oakland beat the Orioles 11-1 in a game that featured another bench-clearing confrontation between the teams.
For the second time in three games, Machado, the Orioles’ third baseman, was in the middle of a dugout-clearing scrum. Oakland left-hander Fernando Abad threw inside to Machado in the eighth. The bat flew out of Machado’s hands and went down the third-base line. Both players exchanged words before the benches and bullpens emptied. Machado and Abad were ejected.
“It got pretty intense there for a while,” Oakland’s John Jaso said. “There is a certain respect you have to have for this game. It’s a blessing for all of us to be where we are. When I feel somebody doesn’t see that and doesn’t respect the game as such, it doesn’t sit well with me.
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“I think guys like that need to be taught a lesson because there’s millions of other people that would love to have the spot that he has.”
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