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Best defensive play: Manny Machado ranges, rifles across diamond, April 8 at Rays

Manny Machado has done this kind of thing before, a handful of times. But he provided an early reminder that his new knees were fine, that he could still defend at a premier level with an April 8 gem against the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Machado ranged far to the third-base line behind the bag, used a diving slide to pick up the ball and rifled across the diamond to first baseman Chris Davis, who nearly went in the splits to make the pick. It was initially ruled an out, and was upheld after a Rays challenge.

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