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Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch brings in reliever Michael Fulme, left, during fifth-inning action against the Minnesota Twins on May 8.

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start June 21.

The commissioner's office, responding to record strikeouts and a league batting average at a more than half-century low, said Tuesday that major and minor league umpires will start regular checks of all pitchers, even if opposing managers don't request inspections.

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Dr. Vladtheimp

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