Anibal Sanchez

Night of firsts with new clubs for former Orioles Manny Machado, Zach Britton

Night of firsts with new clubs for former Orioles Manny Machado, Zach Britton

It was night of firsts for a pair of former Orioles on Thursday.

Playing in his seventh game with the Los Angeles Dodgers after being dealt for five prospects, Manny Machado hit his first homer in Dodger blue, taking a first-pitch fastball from starter Anibal Sanchez deep to left-center in the third inning of L.A.’s 8-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Later Thursday, Zach Britton, traded to the New York Yankees on Tuesday night for three prospects, entered in relief for the first time with his new team and pitched a perfect eighth inning. The two-time All-Star sandwiched a strikeout of All-Star catcher Salvador Pérez with a pair of...

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