Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 23)
Every Monday during the regular season, columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Infield( Brad Penner, Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports / August 31, 2013 )
Manny Machado continues to bang out multi-hit games in his quest for a 200-hit season and continues to amaze all of us with his flashy defensive play. He had eight hits in 23 at-bats last week, with a homer and five RBI. J.J. Hardy delivered the big blow of the week with his three-run homer on Sunday and the Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 47th homer earlier in the week. In total, he infielders combined to bat just .235, but had three homers and 13 RBI.