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Orioles' Manny Machado apologizes for not running out grounder, says 'there's no excuse'

Orioles' Manny Machado apologizes for not running out grounder, says 'there's no excuse'

Orioles shortstop Manny Machado apologized for not running out a double-play ball in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, saying there was “no excuse” for his casual trot to first base.

Machado came to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs in a 1-1 game and hit a hard grounder to second baseman Dee Gordon that would have been a routine double-play ball, but shortstop Jean Segura double clutched as Adam Jones slid into second base.

A run scored on the play, but Machado’s pace drew a round of boos from the crowd at Camden Yards.

Machado said he believed he would have been out by 10 feet regardless...

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