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Inside Orioles star Manny Machado's league-leading, 13-game hitting streak

Inside Orioles star Manny Machado's league-leading, 13-game hitting streak

Ask Orioles third baseman Manny Machado about his scalding start, and he'll tell you he’s simply playing baseball and good things are happening. That’s what happened last week, when in the midst of one of the best stretches in his career I tried to get him to expound on it.

He said then he was swinging the bat well. He's continued to do so since then, including on his fifth home run of the season Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Maybe he doesn’t want to jinx it. Maybe he doesn’t want to take the shine away from his team’s...

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