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Nats' Papelbon suspended 3 games for throwing at O's Machado

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Washington Nationals is restrained by Wilson Ramos #40 after being thrown out of the game in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Washington Nationals is restrained by Wilson Ramos #40 after being thrown out of the game in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended for three games for hitting Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado with a pitch Wednesday.

The decision was announced by the league Friday, and the Nationals said soon after that Papelbon will appeal the suspension.

Machado was hit in the ninth inning -- two innings after he hit his 30th homer of the season.

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