Manny Machado hits third homer in fourth major league game

August 12, 2012|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

Orioles rookie third baseman Manny Machado hit his third homer in his fourth big league game Sunday. 

Machado, who hit two homers in his second game Friday, took a 2-2 high sinker from Royals starter Bruce Chen over the right-center field fence to give the Orioles an early 2-0 lead in the second inning.

Machado's homer was originally ruled a ground-rule double, but the umpires found that the ball hit off the back of the right-center field fence and over and ruled it a home run.

The 20-year-old rookie is now 6-for-13 with five extra-base hits (three homers, one triple, one double).

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