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Zach Britton gave up a home run for the first time since April 11, 2016

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Going into Sunday’s game against the Athletics, Orioles closer Zach Britton hadn’t given up a home run since April 11, 2016, when he served up a solo home run to Mookie Betts of the Red Sox. The time in between spanned 86 1/3 innings.

Britton entered the bottom of the eighth with two outs and his team trailing 8-3. He threw a 0-1 inside fastball to Matt Olson, who lifted the ball out to right-center for a solo home run, ending the homerless streak. The Orioles lost 9-3.

After Sunday’s performance, Britton owns a 3.18 ERA with a 19/10 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings this season. The lefty still has one other streak intact: he has converted 59 consecutive saves dating back to September 2015.

Puig takes swing at Hundley, both ejected as benches clear

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley and both players were ejected during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson, and Hundley said something to the mercurial slugger while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up, and they stood face to face and argued for a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice.

That brought players out of the benches and bullpens. Puig and Hundley were momentarily separated, but Puig ducked around teammates, coaches and manager Dave Roberts before reaching back to hit Hundley. He smacked Hundley with an open hand across the front of his catcher’s mask.

The players were then separated again for good. After discussing with both managers, the umpires ejected both Puig and Hundley.

It was the fourth career ejection for Puig, who had also got into a skirmish with Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2014.