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Machado launches first two HRs of '18 vs. Yanks

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NEW YORK -- Orioles slugger Manny Machado reached base six times and hit his first two home runs of the season in his first two at-bats in Friday night's 7-3 win in 14 innings over the Yankees.

"Oh man, it was awesome," Machado said of being able to contribute so much in the win. "It would have [been awful] if we would have gotten the loss. I was getting mad on that one pitch when [Didi Gregorius] hit [the tying homer in the eighth]. At the end of the day, as long as we got the W, I'm fine with that. Whether I got a couple of hits, or a couple of knocks or a couple of homers, I'm just enjoying myself being out there playing the game that we love, taking it all in."

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NEW YORK -- Orioles slugger Manny Machado reached base six times and hit his first two home runs of the season in his first two at-bats in Friday night's 7-3 win in 14 innings over the Yankees.

"Oh man, it was awesome," Machado said of being able to contribute so much in the win. "It would have [been awful] if we would have gotten the loss. I was getting mad on that one pitch when [Didi Gregorius] hit [the tying homer in the eighth]. At the end of the day, as long as we got the W, I'm fine with that. Whether I got a couple of hits, or a couple of knocks or a couple of homers, I'm just enjoying myself being out there playing the game that we love, taking it all in."

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The free-agent-to-be, who answered questions about potentially wearing pinstripes prior to Thursday's series opener, sent a 1-0 sinker from CC Sabathia in the first inning into the left-field seats to put the Orioles up one out into the game. Machado also picked up his first RBI of the season in what has been a very slow start for most of the O's lineup.

Machado's first homer traveled a projected 410 feet according to Statcast™, with an exit velocity of 110.5 mph and a 33 degree launch angle.

His next time up, in the third, he sent a 1-2 fastball into the bullpen in left-center. The ball traveled a projected 421 feet with a 107.6-mph exit velocity. It was Machado's 15th multi-homer game and his first since Sept. 5, 2017, vs. the Yankees (Sabathia and Dellin Betances).

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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