Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado caused a controversy earlier this week when he flung his bat into the field following a brushback pitch from Oakland A’s pitcher Fernando Abad. The incident raised questions about a batter’s right to retaliate when a pitcher throws inside.

Watch as B/R’s MLB National Columnist Scott Miller breaks down when batters can come back at pitchers and what sluggers should do after an inside pitch.

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