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Manny Machado homers, drives in 2 in Orioles' 5-2 win over Red Sox

Manny Machado homers, drives in 2 in Orioles' 5-2 win over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Manny Machado put on quite a show.

The Orioles third baseman slugged a long homer out of Fenway Park, drove in two runs and made three solid plays in his first game against Boston since a dustup with the Red Sox just over a week ago, carrying the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-2 victory Monday night.

Caleb Joseph added an RBI double for the Orioles, who beat Boston for the fourth time in six games this season.

In the teams' last meeting at Camden Yards, reliever Matt Barnes sent a pitch that whizzed behind Machado's head and hit the slugger's bat. Barnes was suspended four games and fined. Machado had irked the Red Sox with a late slide into second baseman Dustin Pedroia's left leg two days earlier.

Manager Buck Showalter wasn't surprised by Machado's performance.

"You would expect it. Certain guys don't mind that -- not that they want it," he said. "It's just they don't mind it. Manny's a confident guy and he's very respectful of the game, his teammates and everything that goes on with it."

Machado felt like the incident was in the past.

"It's been over," he said. "We're just out here to go out and try and play baseball."

Dylan Bundy (4-1) took a shutout into the eighth inning before being pulled after a run on three straight hits. He allowed two runs and five hits, walking four and striking out two.

Brad Brach got the final three outs for his fifth save.

Reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello (1-4) gave up two runs with seven strikeouts and no walks in six innings, dropping his fourth consecutive start to match his total losses last season.

Machado hit a hanging slider on the inner half of the plate completely over the Green Monster seats, making it 2-0 in the sixth. The Orioles star was booed each time he came to the plate and loudly when he rounded the bases after his shot.

"I just go about my business," he said. "I just have to go out and perform whether they boo me or not. I've got a job to do. That's what I go out to do."

Bundy hit Mookie Betts near the left hip with a fastball, prompting more loud boos. Betts just headed slowly to first.

"I have no comment on that. I can't tell you what they're thinking or what they're trying to do there," Porcello said.

Machado also made solid grabs of two hard grounders, one starting a double play, and a diving stop of Chris Young's liner to end the game.

"His name carries weight for a reason," Betts said of Machado. "He is who he is for a reason and he just showed it today."

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Closer Zach Britton tears Achilles tendon in offseason training

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Closer Zach Britton tears Achilles tendon in offseason training

BALTIMORE -- Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured his right Achilles tendon in offseason training, a significant injury that could cause him to miss part of the 2018 season.

Baltimore executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette on Wednesday confirmed the torn Achilles tendon. It was not immediately clear how long Britton would be out.

In a tweet announcing the injury, the team said Britton was injured Tuesday while training in California and wished him a speedy recovery.

Britton had 15 saves and a 2.89 ERA with the Orioles this past season. In 2016, had a 0.54 ERA and was perfect in save opportunities with a major league-leading 47.

The left-hander, who turns 30 on Friday, is arbitration eligible after making $11.4 million last season. Britton can become a free agent after next season, which made him a strong trade candidate before the injury.

Britton has converted 135 of 145 save opportunities since becoming the Orioles' closer in 2014.

MORE ORIOLES: GAUSMAN CHANGES HIS NUMBER TO HONOR ROY HALLADAY

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Kevin Gausman changes jersey number to honor Roy Halladay

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Kevin Gausman changes jersey number to honor Roy Halladay

BALTIMORE  -- Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman will wear No. 34 next season as a tribute to Roy Halladay, who was killed in a plane crash last month.

Gausman announced the switch Thursday on his Twitter account. The right-hander wore No. 39 last year.

Gausman and Halladay are both from Colorado, and the Orioles pitcher said he followed Halladay's career closely and idolized him.

In a post next a photo of his new jersey, Gausman wrote: "Roy gave me the inspiration that I could fulfill even my biggest of dreams -- being a pitcher just like him."

Gausman concluded: "The loss of Roy is tragic and saddening, but I feel honored to have watched everything he achieved."

Halladay died on Nov. 7 when his small plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He played 16 big league seasons, winning the Cy Young Award in each league and being named an All-Star eight times.