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Machado mashes 30 HRs for 4th straight year

Dodgers slugger opens scoring in 1st with 3-run shot vs. Padres
August 25, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (El Ministro) slugged a three-run homer in the first inning of Saturday's 5-4 win in extras over the Padres, giving him 30 home runs for the fourth consecutive season."Manny gets a big hit, puts three points on the board, but those guys battled back,"

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (El Ministro) slugged a three-run homer in the first inning of Saturday's 5-4 win in extras over the Padres, giving him 30 home runs for the fourth consecutive season.
"Manny gets a big hit, puts three points on the board, but those guys battled back," said manager Dave Roberts.
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All but six of those home runs Machado hit for the Baltimore Orioles, who traded him to the Dodgers at the All-Star break in a 5-for-1 blockbuster. He hit a career-high 37 in 2016. Machado had his 43rd multi-hit game of the year. In eight career games against San Diego, Machado is hitting .405 with 10 RBIs and a 1.030 OPS.
Machado's home run came off San Diego starter Brett Kennedy. The 26-year-old, who started for the American League at shortstop in the All-Star Game, is a free agent after this season.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.