The Orioles’ Manny Machado continues to lead in American League All-Star voting at shortstop and has increased his hold on the top spot from a week ago in voting results released Tuesday by Major League Baseball.
The first results released of American League All-Star voting show the Orioles' Manny Machado leading at shortstop by 110,000 over the Indians' Francisco Lindor. No other Oriole shows up among the leaders.
A year ago Saturday, amid a flurry of early-season pitching moves where the Orioles lost Parker Bridwell and shuffled the back end of their roster, executive vice president Dan Duquette acquired right-hander Miguel Castro from the Colorado Rockies.
Right-hander Mike Wright allowed five runs on five hits over 2 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees on Friday at Steinbrenner Field, but his third start of the spring wasn't as ugly as the line score.
The Orioles didn¿t get a deep outing form their starter, their offense piled up strikeouts and they again relied on the home run. Occasionally, though, that formula works ¿ and it did Tuesday in a 2-1 victory against the New York Yankees before an announced 30,785 in the Bronx.
The Orioles left the Bronx with barely a whisper, swept in a three-game series at Yankee Stadium for the first time under manager Buck Showalter with a 9-3 loss to the Yankees in front of an announced crowd of 46,875 on Thursday afternoon.