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  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, left, leads relief pitcher Joel Peralta from the baseball game during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, in Washington. Peralta was ejected without throwing a pitch after the umpires found a foreign substance on his glove. The Rays won 5-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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