Orioles' Manny Machado ejected for throwing bat
Athletics pound struggling Jiminez
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.
"It got pretty intense there for a while," 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.
"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," Jaso said.
This time, 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. Crew Chief Larry Vanover said Machado was ejected for throwing the bat and Abad was tossed for throwing at him a second time.
Machado said he did not mean to throw the bat.
"The bat slipped out of my hands," Machado said. "Trying to make contact and the umpire thought it was intentional and he tossed me at that point."
On Friday, Machado didn't like the force of the tag by Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson and the two had to be separated.
Jaso also had four RBIs for the A's, who took two out of three in the series and improved to a major league-best 22-12 on the road. Baltimore allowed a season-high 11 walks in its most lopsided loss of the year.
Staked with an early lead, Kazmir (7-2) dominated the Orioles' lineup. He allowed four hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Jimenez (2-7), who signed a four-year, $50 million US deal in the off-season, continued to struggle with his command. He allowed a season-high six runs on two hits with two strikeouts and five walks over just 2 1-3 innings, his shortest outing since April 16, 2013, against Cleveland.
He has not earned a victory since May 8 and has an ERA of 5.01 ERA over 70 innings with Baltimore (31-30).