J.J. Hardy

Manny Machado's diving play saves day for Orioles in 3-1 win over Indians

Manny Machado's diving play saves day for Orioles in 3-1 win over Indians

Manny Machado’s home run in the fourth inning Friday night sparked the Orioles in their 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians – a solo blast to straightaway center on a 3-0 pitch from right-hander Trevor Bauer. But it was the highlight defensive play the Orioles shortstop made three innings later that saved the game and helped end the team’s six-game losing streak.

Protecting a two-run lead in the seventh inning, left-handed reliever Richard Bleier was in trouble. He put runners at the corners with two outs in the inning when José Ramírez hit a ball up the middle that Bleier assumed would be a run-scoring hit to make it a one-run game and put the tying run in scoring...

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