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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado earns MVP honors in WBC pool play

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado earns MVP honors in WBC pool play

Manny Machado’s talents are no secret in Baltimore, and he’s unquestionably one of the major league’s top young players. But playing in the opening round of his first World Baseball Classic this weekend, the Orioles third baseman took no time emerging as a star on the international stage.

This was the first time Machado – a three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner -- played in this kind of international event (he represented Team USA on a Pan American Games junior national team as a teenager). And on a Dominican team full of experienced veterans, the 24-year-old Machado emerged from this weekend’s Pool C play at Marlins Park with the best round of any of his...

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