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SportsPulse: With MLB through a quarter of its season, USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale breaks down some of the top storylines thus far. USA TODAY

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle’s delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night.

That wasn’t Doolittle’s interpretation.

“He’s not trying to do anything other than rattle me,” Doolittle said. “And it was kind of tired.”

After eight solid innings by Stephen Strasburg in Washington’s 5-2 win over the Cubs, Doolittle pitched the ninth for his eighth save in nine chances, but Maddon complained twice to the umpires that he

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