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Umps to inspect balls at Coors after complaint

DENVER — A day after Giants RHP Tim Lincecum appeared to believe he was handed a "juiced ball" at Coors Field, Major League Baseball gave umpires more oversight over the transport of balls from the humidor to the field, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

All baseballs used at Coors are supposed to be stored in a humidor that deadens them, helping suppress offense slightly at the extreme hitter's ballpark.

During the sixth inning Friday, Lincecum received a new ball, looked at it oddly, rubbed it and asked for a new one. Cameras caught him complaining about "juiced balls."

MLB acted on a complaint filed by the Giants. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney told the Chronicle that all balls will be visually inspected.

RECORD SPEED: Reds LH reliever Aroldis Chapman threw the fastest pitch ever recorded in a major-league game Friday night, a 105-mph fastball to Padres OF Tony Gwynn in the eighth inning (see chart).

CARDINALS: RH reliever Blake Hawksworth suffered severe lacerations to his mouth and upper lip when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Cubs CF Sam Fuld.

CUBS: Broadcaster Bob Brenly withdrew his name from consideration for the managerial job.

NATIONALS: 3B Ryan Zimmerman missed his third game with a right rib strain and might be shut down for the season.

TWINS: Manager Ron Gardenhire was hit in the ear by a thrown ball during batting practice but did not appear to be seriously hurt.

Fastest recorded MLB pitches

Pitcher Team Year MPH

Aroldis Chapman Reds 2010 105

Joel Zumaya Tigers 2006 104.8

Aroldis Chapman Reds 2010 104

Mark Wohlers Braves 1995 103

Armando Benitez Giants 2002 102

Jonathan Broxton Dodgers 2009 102

Neftali Feliz Rangers 2010 102

Bobby Jenks White Sox 2005 102

Randy Johnson D'backs 2004 102

Matt Lindstrom Marlins 2007 102

Robb Nen Marlins 1997 102

Justin Verlander Tigers 2007 102

Source: Yahoo Sports

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