Baltimore Orioles Daily: Machado hits historic slam as Birds win big
By Sam Belden
Thanks to Manny Machado and Kevin Gausman, the Baltimore Orioles picked up their third straight win.
You might not believe it, but the Baltimore Orioles are on a nice little winning streak. After outscoring their opponents 25-13 over their last three games, the Birds will head into today’s doubleheader with plenty of momentum.
Last night’s 9-4 win was actually a fairly close game until the seventh inning, when Manny Machado tattooed a pitch from Ryne Stanek for the eighth grand slam of his career. It was his second home run of the game, coming on the heels of a solo shot in the first inning.
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Machado became just the third major leaguer in history to hit eight grand slams before his 26th birthday, joining Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez. Throw in another rock-solid start from Kevin Gausman, and it added up to an easy win for the O’s.
They’ll try to keep it going during today’s doubleheader, set to get underway at 3:05 p.m. ET. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.
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