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Published: Sat, May 06, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Red Sox issue lifetime ban on fan for racial slur

Red Sox issue lifetime ban on fan for racial slur

At last, the nonsense came to an end.

The ongoing feud between the Red Sox and Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will not result in another suspension.

The incident involving Jones, during which he also said a bag of peanuts was thrown at him, made national headlines and resulted in an apology from Red Sox management. Since the skid, the White Sox are hitting.277 with 13 home runs, have scored 65 times and boast the league's top hitter in Avisail Garcia (.371).

Baltimore's Kevin Gausman hit Xander Bogaerts with 76.6 miles per hour curve ball and was immediately ejected from the game by plate umpire Sam Holbrook.

"Go look at my home runs", Machado said, per ESPN.

Thursday's game was finally all about baseball. "It's f--ing bulls--".

In Monday night's opener to a four-game series, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones reported that he was subjected to racial slurs by a fan. The Baltimore Orioles are 11-2 this season when scoring more than three runs.

"You always want to come back and prove yourself that you're OK and there's nothing wrong", Gonzalez said of returning to Baltimore.

Red Sox: Kyle Kendrick will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday to make his debut with Boston. Dustin Pedroia homered for Boston - the first of the year for the 2008 AL MVP.

Xander Bogaerts also drove in a run for Boston. Kendrick will start for the Red Sox after last making a big league appearance as a member of the Colorado Rockies back in 2015.

"Those series where I play Baltimore in Baltimore, maybe have one or two short series, and then I play Baltimore in Boston, you don't have that same cooling-off period", Manfred said. "All I can do is get ready for my next start, throw well in the next one and this one's forgotten about".

Gausman (1-3) was the losing pitcher.

In case you've spent the past month drinking bourbon and listening to old Foo Fighters albums (No, I mean really listening to them, man.) you've probably been at least a little aware of the Orioles and Red Sox engaging in a long phallus swinging contest.

Baltimore led 8-3 through five innings after RBI singles from Hardy and Jones in the fifth.

Machado hit a 466-foot drive over the Green Monster during a five-run fourth inning. Smith preceded the blast with a two-run double.

The Orioles (16-10) went 3-4 on the trip and concluded it with a drama-free 8-3 win in Boston on Thursday. Seth Smith had four of Baltimore's 17 hits.

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