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Can Jimenez continue to keep the Orioles competitive?

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Can Jimenez continue to keep the Orioles competitive?

Tonight’s Game:

Baltimore Orioles (18-20) vs. Miami Marlins (16-26), Marlins Park, Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3, 2.43) vs. Henderson Alvarez (0-3, 6.23)

Keys to the Game:

Can Jimenez continue his string of fine performances? He's allowed three or fewer earned runs in six of his seven starts?

Will the Orioles' offense pounce on the wounded Marlins? Miami has lost seven straight.

News and Notes:

Since replacing Mike Redmond as Miami's manager, Dan Jennings has lost four straight.

Current Orioles have a .391 average against Alvarez. Chris Davis is 5-for-10 (.500) with a home run. Adam Jones is 5-for-11 (.455) with a homer.

Current Marlins have a .321 average against Jimenez.

Jimmy Parades has an 18-game on-base streak.

Marlins Park is one of two current stadiums the Orioles haven't played in. St. Louis' Busch Stadium is the other.

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2018 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Manny Machado maintains big lead among A.L. shortstops

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2018 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Manny Machado maintains big lead among A.L. shortstops

Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado took an even larger lead in the latest update for 2018 MLB All-Star Game voting.

The superstar shortstop maintained his position at the top of American League shortstops in the second round of All-Star voting updates, released Tuesday morning. 

After the first ballot was released, Machado led the shortstops category by over 100,00 votes.

This week, he now holds north of a 200,000-vote lead over last year’s American League starter, Carlos Correa.

The Astros’ Correa jumped from fourth to second this past week while the Indians’ Francisco Lindor dropped to third.  

Machado now has 671,133 votes, seventh among all American League players. For the second straight week, Machado remained the only Orioles player on the list.

Through 69 games in 2018, Machado is batting .310 with 18 home runs, 15 doubles and 53 RBIs. He is posting his best OPS (.945) and on-base percentage (.377) in his career, a bright spot for the O’s, who sit dead last in MLB with a 20-50 record.

The All-Star voting will be open until July 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET and fans can vote five times every 24 hours.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 26.

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2018 MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

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2018 MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

The Orioles' Manny Machado is the early leader among American League shortstops in the first results of All-Star voting released by Major League Baseball Tuesday.

Machado holds a lead of 110,131 votes over the Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor. 

No other Orioles' player is on the list, and Adam Jones isn't listed among the top-15 of outfielders. 

The Astros' Carlos Correa was last year’s starting shortstop for the American League, but is in fourth place with 206,707 votes, trailing the Yankees' Didi Gregorius who has 208,583.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 19.