BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado marked his return to Camden Yards with a performance reminiscent of his time with the Orioles, hitting a long homer and driving in two runs to help the San Diego Padres beat Baltimore 8-3 Tuesday night.
Machado played seven years with the Orioles before being traded last July, months before becoming a free agent. The third baseman signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres in February.
Back at the stadium where he made his major league debut in 2012, Machado received a standing ovation from many in the crowd of 21,644 before striking out in the first inning. In the third, however, he hit a shot off Jimmy Yacabonis (1-2) that traveled an estimated 455 feet and added a run-scoring single in the fourth.
The home run was Machado’s 100th at Camden Yards. The 2010 first-round draft pick has a 12-game hitting streak and an RBI in a career-high eight straight games.
Rookie Logan Allen (2-0) allowed two runs and eight hits over six innings, a suitable encore to his win against Milwaukee in his major league debut last week.
Baltimore’s 22-57 overall record and 9-29 mark at home are both worst in the majors.
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Drafted by Baltimore with the No. 1 overall pick, Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman was introduced to the crowd after the third inning. The 21-year-old Rutschman received an $8.1 million signing bonus. Asked in a news conference before the game if he might buy something extravagant, he replied, “Yeah, I really don’t know. I’m pretty comfortable with my Honda Civic.”
Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet (elbow) will need at least one more rehab outing before coming off the injured list. Assessing his last outing, when Lamet gave up a run in five innings for Triple-A El Paso on Saturday, Padres manager Andy Green said, “His fastball was 95 to 100. It was alive and his stuff looked really good.”
Orioles: LHP John Means (shoulder strain) has been throwing on the side and “should be good to go” this weekend, manager Brandon Hyde said. … RHP Josh Lucas (shoulder strain) is going throw on the side a couple times before the Orioles decide whether to activate him. “He seems like he’s healthy and doing well,” Hyde said.
Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (2-6, 4.85 ERA) hopes to get his first win since May 21 in the series finale Wednesday afternoon. Strahm has allowed two homers in each of his last five starts.
Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (3-9, 4.59) has overcome a shaky start to register a 3.46 ERA over his last nine appearances. He is facing the Padres for the first time in his five-year career.
Source: Fox Sports