Manny Machado was back in the Orioles lineup for Friday's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays a day after missing his first game of the season Thursday in Detroit.
Machado had played every inning of each of the Orioles' 38 games this season before Thursday, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the star third baseman was dealing with a sore finger that was in part caused by hitting balls off the end of his bat.
Machado said Friday that he could've played Thursday, joking that he was "benched" for the first time in his big league career.
"It's not a big deal though," Machado said of his finger. "That's...