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Machado notches 10th career multi-HR game

Scuffling third baseman shows encouraging signs with 4-hit, 4-RBI game
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BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado had a huge four-hit night for the Orioles in Tuesday's 6-5 win, as the third baseman continues to show encouraging signs at the plate.

A struggling Baltimore club that entered the day with losses in nine of 12 games, saw Machado homer twice and drive in four runs, including a game-tying blast against Indians starter Josh Tomlin in the fifth.

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BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado had a huge four-hit night for the Orioles in Tuesday's 6-5 win, as the third baseman continues to show encouraging signs at the plate.

A struggling Baltimore club that entered the day with losses in nine of 12 games, saw Machado homer twice and drive in four runs, including a game-tying blast against Indians starter Josh Tomlin in the fifth.

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"It's a team sport. You can't win [with] one side -- offensively, defensively, pitching, whatever. We've all got to stick together and do what we've got to do as a team. We'll figure it out as a team," Machado said. "At the end of the day, we're not going to blame it on the pitchers. We're not hitting either. We've got to get together as a team and do the little things that count, and hopefully that takes us to the next level."

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Machado, who has slipped to fourth among American League third baseman in All-Star voting, put the O's on the board with a solo homer in the first inning to cut into Cleveland's 2-0 lead. He struck again off Tomlin in the fifth, delivering a homer to left field that marked his 15th long ball of the season. The second homer, which also scored Seth Smith and Ruben Tejada, tied the game at 5.

Video: CLE@BAL: Machado discusses his two-homer night

Machado nearly went deep a third time, settling for a double instead and scoring the go-ahead run on Adam Jones' RBI double. But neither he nor manager Buck Showalter thought the batting order switch -- moving Machado up to second -- was the reason behind his four-hit night.

"It's easy to say, but he's hit some home runs and had some good nights in the three hole this year, too. I am a believer in a little different, a change. Just a different look sometimes," Showalter said. "But I don't put a whole lot of stock in it. Manny would hit well wherever we played him. He looked real comfortable tonight."

Machado's two-homer night represented his 10th career multi-homer game, and he punctuated the feat with an impressive juggling catch of Edwin Encarnacion's foul popup in front of the Indians' dugout in the 5th.

Video: CLE@BAL: Machado bobbles, recovers for a nice catch

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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