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Manny Machado's first World Series one to forget for Dodgers

Manny Machado's first World Series one to forget for Dodgers

Los Angeles' hopes that Manny Machado would help deliver the Dodgers' first World Series title since 1988 ended up falling way short.

Machado struggled against the Boston Red Sox in his first World Series, going 4-for-22. He was hitless in four at-bats in Game 5 on Sunday night, including falling awkwardly to one knee as he swung and missed on a slider by Chris Sale to end the Red Sox’s 5-1 victory at Dodger Stadium. It was Machado's third strikeout of the night.

The 26-year-old Machado — who was acquired from the Orioles on July 19 — can become a free agent this offseason and is expected to command a large contract. If he doesn't re-sign with the Dodgers, it ended up being...

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