Barnes ejected for throwing behind Machado

Then, third baseman Manny Machado, who had injured Boston's Dustin Pedroia by sliding into his left knee two nights before, stepped in.

BALTIMORE (AP) - A spikes-high slide.

"I didn't have anything to do with that, " he said. That's baseball. I get drilled, I go to first base.

"You put yourself in a hole right out of the gate", Gausman said. "I haven't seen a guy miss that bad in a while - behind a guy's head". "It's always me. Manny always does something wrong", Machado said.

UPDATE: After the game, Pedroia once again expressed he didn't like the way the Red Sox dealt with the ordeal, calling it a "mishandled situation" and that he "loves Manny Machado".

He noted that he had observed a dugout conversation after Rodriguez's three inside pitches against Machado, then later on someone throws at Machado. Machado acknowledged Pedroia and later pointed to his head. Farrell on Saturday called the league office to discuss about what he called "an illegal slide" by Machado.

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts and outfielder Andrew Benintendi began with singles, and outfielder Mookie Betts, who torched the Orioles last season, hit a three-run home run, and designated hitter Hanley Ramirez followed it with another one. But even he conceded that after Machado came within inches of a possibly serious head injury, he would feel as the Orioles did had their roles been reversed. "That's not how you do that, man", Pedroia told reporters afterward.

There was no charging the mound as Machado did last June 7 when the late Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura plunked him. There was zero intention of him trying to hurt me (Friday night). An earlier walk when starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was still in the game was on four pitches, with three of them floating well inside towards Machado's knees.

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The Orioles visit Fenway for a four-game series next week, May 1-4.

But Machado, who once threw a bat at Fernando Abad, knows what his reputation is in this game.

Aquino (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits over six innings to earn his first career victory. Obtained in the 2014 trade that sent Andrew Miller to the Orioles, Rodriguez is 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA in six career starts at Camden Yards.

Pablo Sandoval moved from third base to second base to replace Pedroia.

Meanwhile, Orioles manager Buck Showalter understandably had a different view of things.

It was why Pedroia went out of his way during the pitching change to make it clear that the marching orders didn't come from him.

Red Sox: After an off day Monday, Boston opens a season-high, 10-game homestand Tuesday night in a matchup with the Yankees.

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