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Manny Machado May Avoid Surgery on Knee

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) --  The Baltimore Orioles may have been eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday night, but they received good news on their injured third baseman.

Manny Machado avoided injuries to both his ACL and MCL and could be running in six to eight weeks without surgery.

The injury occured in Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Machaco legged out a single and stepped awkwardly on the inside of first base.  He had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.

Tuesday's MRI revealed Machado has a torn medial patellofemoral ligament.  He plans to wait until the swelling subsides before going through a light rehabilitation program.

"The MCL is fine, the ACL is fine," Orioles head trainer Richie Bancells said. "All those major ligaments are fine. This is a smaller ligament.

Had the injury been more serious, Machado would be sidelined into the 2014 season.

The 21-year-old Machaco batted .283 in his first full major league season with 14 home runs and 71 RBIs.

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Orioles Lose Game and Machado

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- A bad day for Orioles fans.

The Baltimore Orioles are now five games behind Cleveland with six games to play for the final wild card spot in the American League, after losing Monday to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4.

Making matters worse, the O's lost All-Star third baseman Manny Machado to a leg injury in the seventh inning. Machado injured the leg after stepping awkwardly on first base while running out an infield single. The 21-year-old was taken off the field on a stretcher.
"I'm sure we won't get a full diagnosis until we get an MRI back in Baltimore (on Tuesday)," Orioles skipper Buck Showalter said.                                                                                                                                            
Pinch-hitter James Loney hit a walk-off home run in the ninth to win the game, and give the Rays a one game lead over Cleveland for the top AL wild card spot.

The Orioles Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 52nd home run in the loss.

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Chris Davis Hits MLB-Leading 31st Home Run in Orioles Win

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Chris Davis hit his major-league-leading 31st home run Sunday night, helping the Baltimore Orioles double up the New York Yankees, 4-2.

Davis' home run broke Brady Anderson's franchise record for most home runs before the All-Star break.

The win also gave the Orioles their first three-game sweep of the Yankees since 2005.

"I think it's always a statement whenever you sweep anybody," Davis said. "I think it's been big for us. I think it's our first one this year. We've always put emphasis on winning series and making sure we at least win the majority of the games, but when you can get a sweep, especially against a team in the division, it's huge."

Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman (10-2) pitched six innings, allowing two runs while striking out six, as he won his sixth straight start.

The Orioles (47-36) remain 2.5 games behind Boston for first in the AL East.

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Boston's 820-Game Sellout Streak Ends In Loss To Orioles

Joe Robbins/Getty Images (BOSTON) --  For 820 consecutive games, there wasn't a seat in the house for Red Sox games at Fenway Park.

The sellout streak lasted for 794 regular-season games and 26 playoff games.

That illustrious streak came to an end on Wednesday as the team was unable to fill the stadium to capacity in an 8-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.  Both streaks were the longest in major professional sports.

"The streak is a reflection of a phenomenal period of baseball in Boston and of America's greatest ballpark," team principal owner John W. Henry said in a statement. "But more than that, it is a testament to the baseball passion of New England fans. As we close the book on this incredible era, we look forward to another with a renewed certainty that the next couple of generations of Red Sox fans will also be enjoying baseball at the ever magical Fenway Park."

Manny Machado broke a 5-5 tie in the ninth with a three-run home run that won the game for the Orioles.

Closer Joel Hanrahan (0-1) took the loss for the Red Sox.

The official attendance for the game was 30,862.  Fenway Park can hold up to 37,493 for night games.

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Machado And The Orioles Sweep The Rays Out Of Baltimore

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado singled home Adam Jones in the bottom of the 14th inning to give Baltimore a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday and a three-game sweep.

The Orioles improved to 81-62 on the season, ending their franchise record of 14 consecutive losing seasons.

The Birds are looking to clinch their first postseason berth since 1997.

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Orioles Call Up Top Prospect Manny Machado

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though the Baltimore Orioles are in the thick of the American League playoff race, they needed to add some pop to their lineup. In an effort to do so, they have called up their top hitting prospect, Manny Machado.

Machado is just 20 years old, but he is considered one of the better prospects in the minor leagues. He was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft and the team has always had high expectations for him.

Since the Orioles already have J.J. Hardy at shortstop, Machado will instead play third base. The team feels confident that Machado can man the hot corner, even though he has only played two games at third base as a minor leaguer.

The Orioles are 19th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The team has been playing Mark Reynolds and Wilson Betemit at third base, but they have struggled of late.

In 109 games with AA Bowie this season, Machado hit .266 with 11 home runs and 59 RBIs.

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