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Orioles appear to be on the mend from virus

Orioles appear to be on the mend from virus

Manager Buck Showalter had to knock on wood, but he thought before Friday’s game against the Cleveland Indians that the virus going around the Orioles clubhouse had begun to pass.

The flu decimated the Orioles lineup during this week’s series against the New York Yankees. First baseman Chris Davis missed Monday through Wednesday with the illness, and third baseman Manny Machado was out Wednesday. Even Showalter didn’t manage Wednesday, and with all of the sick personnel in close quarters, he knows it could have been worse.

“We’re gonna maybe be lucky to have as few as we have,” Showalter said. “It’s obviously very contagious...