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Booed, Manny Machado answers with his bat and glove in Orioles' 5-2 win over Red Sox

Booed, Manny Machado answers with his bat and glove in Orioles' 5-2 win over Red Sox

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was always going to be the villain after his reckless slide into Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia last month sparked tension between the clubs.

It wasn’t a given that he’d handle it as well as he did, though, and the Orioles were 5-2 winners before an announced 33,489 at Fenway Park on Monday night because of it.

"Certain guys don’t mind that," manager Buck Showalter said. "Not that they want it. It’s just that they don’t mind it. Manny’s a confident guy, but he’s very respectful of the game and his teammates and everything that goes on. He’s a historian of it, and he knows things. He likes baseball. He likes...

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