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Chris Davis suspended 25 games for failed drug test

09/12/2014 11:25 EDT | Updated 11/12/2014 05:59 EST
Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been suspended for 25 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for an amphetamine.

The ban includes post-season games, MLB said.

Baltimore, which owns a 10-game lead atop the American League East, has 17 regular-season games remaining.

Davis, a 28-year-old first baseman, is batting only .196 this season but has 26 home runs. He hit a big-league-leading 53 last year.

The Orioles are already without catcher Matt Wieters and third baseman Manny Machado, both of whom sustained season-ending injuries.

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