Bundy sharp as Orioles beat Red Sox 2-0; Pedroia hurts knee

Machado's late slide into second base injured Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and reliever Matt Barnes might have tried to send a message during the eighth inning of Sunday's game.

After the game, which Boston won 6-2, Pedroia told reporters he was unhappy with the way Barnes handled himself.

Following anger at Baltimroe third baseman Manny Machado's slide into Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia's knee, Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes threw a fastball in the eighth inning of Sunday's game that almost hit Machado square in the head.

That's definitely a unsafe situation right there.

"Bottom line is this: If that slide [Friday] night is not deemed an illegal slide, we should just get rid of the rule", Farrell said.

When Machado batted in the sixth inning, Eduardo Rodriguez threw three pitches down and in near the knees. That's baseball. I get drilled, and I go to first base. Toward the end of the exchange, Pedroia clearly told Machado "that's not me, that's them".

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The loss snapped the Orioles' (12-5) modest four-game win streak and denied the team an opportunity for a rare sweep of their American League East Division rivals at home. If I slid into third base and got Manny's knee, I know I'm going to get drilled. "You don't want to get hit in the head", Machado said. "Whatever happened today, I'm going to keep (being) me".

Barnes was ejected for the pitch, and when the umpires were discussing the call, Machado and Pedroia had a talk of their own.

As for the next time the Red Sox and Orioles meet, Britton said the O's would let the Sox decide how it plays out. With Eduardo Rodriguez set to oppose Kevin Gausman in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 9 runs.

Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (1-1, 7.23) makes his fifth start of the season. Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi hit matching singles, then Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez went back-to-back with long balls to put the Sox up, 4-0. If you're going to protect guys, you do it right away. On April 13, he allowed one run on five hits in six innings against Toronto. "I thought I did a good job of settling in after that but the damage was already done".

But Machado, who once threw a bat at Fernando Abad, knows what his reputation is in this game. Boston came in with only seven home runs, fewest in the big leagues. He tied a career-high while walking five batters, but struck out seven and allowed just one hit, a single by Chris Davis in the fifth inning. His consistency has not resulted in a gaudy batting average, as he's batting.269, but he has three home runs, nine runs scored and eight RBIs in 66 at-bats.

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