Enrique Hernandez

Manny Machado makes his Dodgers debut in 6-4 win over Brewers

Manny Machado makes his Dodgers debut in 6-4 win over Brewers

By the time Manny Machado made the first out of his Dodgers career, his new team was three outs from victory, with an All-Star closer waiting to deliver. By the time Kenley Jansen did deliver, the Dodgers’ giddiness in fortifying their roster with an All-Star shortstop had been tempered by the renewed realization they must fortify Jansen’s supporting cast.

It would be a cliche to say Machado’s Dodgers debut went according to script, and besides any good script would have had him hitting a home run. He didn’t do that, but he did reach base in four of five plate appearances.

He neither scored nor drove in a run. He singled twice and walked twice. He was booed every time up,...

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