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Orioles' Manny Machado to hit third in All-Star Game

Orioles' Manny Machado to hit third in All-Star Game

Even among the American League All-Stars, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is in a good spot in the lineup, hitting third in Tuesday’s All-Star Game in San Diego.

Machado, who turned 24 on Wednesday, earned his third All-Star selection, this time being voted by fans to start the game. He’s having a career year, hitting .318 with a .569 slugging percentage and 19 home runs.

In his first appearance in 2013, Machado came in for Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and struck out. Last season, he pinch-hit for Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson in the fifth inning and flew out. He later smacked an RBI double and scored in the seventh, helping to...

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