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Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop celebrate 'cannons' with smoking gun salute
Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop celebrate 'cannons' with smoking gun salute

When Danny Valencia bounced a chopper to the left of the pitchers mound late in Saturday’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, second baseman Jonathan Schoop knew two things that would immediately follow. Third baseman Manny Machado bare-handed the ball while charging to his left, and Schoop knew he’d make the throw, safe or not. After the play ended — and Machado improbably recorded the out — he locked eyes with his infield companion, Schoop, blew on his hands, and holstered his fingers like a gun. “It’s for the cannon,” Schoop explained Monday. “After he threw him out, he looked at me, and I knew he was going to give me that. I’ve known...

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