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Pitcher suspended for intentional pitching


The Major League Baseball suspended US pitcher Ian Gibaut for three games on Tuesday, of the Texas Rangers, for a dangerous pitch against Manny Machado, of the San Diego Padres.

Following a bases-loaded homerun by fellow Dominican Fernando Tatis in the Padres 14×4 win on Monday, Gibaut apparently retaliated against Machado, the batter below, with a launch that hit the Dominican’s body.

The manager of the Rangers, Chris Woodward, also received a one-game suspension, Major League Baseball (MLB) said in a statement.

The 26-year-old Gibaut’s suspension will begin Tuesday. The Texas team pitcher is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 11 appearances this season.

Tatis, who leads the MLB at 21 with 11 home runs, drew the ire of the Rangers by hitting a bases loaded seven-run lead in the eighth inning.

Both Gibaut and pilot Woodward were fined, but the league did not disclose the amount.