Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has a history of igniting brawls, so it was a surprise to nobody when he hit young Orioles star Manny Machado with a 99-mph fastball on Tuesday evening, which led to Machado charging the mound. Ventura had brushed Machado back with some high-90s fastballs in his first at-bat of Tuesday's game, and Machado had some words for the pitcher after flying out. On the first pitch of Machado's next at-bat, he was drilled. Ventura, of course, denied that he was trying to hit Machado, but nobody else believes that. Here's what Machado said after the game: "We knew how his temper is. I was just going up there to put more runs on the board. He hit me with a 99 mph fastball and 99 is no joke. You can ruin someone's career like that. I don't regret anything."
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