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Manny Machado's fire erupts after no-check call to end Orioles loss

Manny Machado's fire erupts after no-check call to end Orioles loss

If you want a snapshot of the Orioles’ frustration during this disastrous road trip this week, look no further than the last pitch of Saturday night’s 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers. With runners at the corners and the count at 1-2, Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson threw a 94-mph fastball that Manny Machado started to swing at, and then stopped. The question is whether he stopped in time. He thought he did. Orioles manager Buck Showalter thought he did. But home plate umpire David Rackley didn’t agree. He felt Machado didn’t check in time. So he rung up Machado, game over, Rangers win. Machado wanted Rackley to ask first base umpire Jim Reynolds to confirm the...

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