Orioles’ Manny Machado hits 2 homers in win as trade rumors swirl

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BALTIMORE — Manny Machado isn’t having any trouble staying locked in amidst all the trade talk.

The Orioles shortstop went 3-for-4 with two home runs in Baltimore’s 6-5 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

Machado: Must stay focused amid trade talk

Manny Machado says he will remain focused on playing baseball and enjoy starting at shortstop in the All-Star Game amid the flurry of trade rumors involving the Orioles star.

Machado’s first homer was a solo shot off New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka in the bottom of the fifth inning. It traveled an estimated 444 feet before landing in the left-field stands at Camden Yards, the longest home run of the season by an Orioles player.

His second blast, a two-run, opposite-field shot against reliever Chad Green in the seventh, glanced off the glove of leaping right fielder Aaron Judge before bouncing off the facing on top of the home bullpen. At first, the hit was ruled a long single, but after a crew chief review, the call was overturned and Machado circled

Article source: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24062299/manny-machado-baltimore-orioles-hits-2-home-runs-win-vs-new-york-yankees

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