Dustin Pedroia

Former Oriole Manny Machado swinging hot bat in playoffs, but still drawing wrong kind of attention

Former Oriole Manny Machado swinging hot bat in playoffs, but still drawing wrong kind of attention

Manny Machado is going full Manny Machado for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason, and as is often the case, the bad is getting more attention than the good.

The 26-year-old infielder, who the Orioles traded to the Dodgers on July 18, had a pair of home runs and a double to account for all three of his hits and drive in six crucial runs in Los Angeles’ National League Division Series win over the Atlanta Braves. He's followed that up by tying for the team lead with five hits, including a home run and double, in the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

But he's also drawn criticism for not running out a ground ball in Game 2, and for a pair of slides to...

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