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Three up, three down: Manny Machado heats up; tempers flare in another brawl

Three up, three down: Manny Machado heats up; tempers flare in another brawl

A look at what’s trending this week in Major League Baseball:

3 UP

Cashing in: Manny Machado’s walk-off home run against the Angels last week was his third of the game, but he isn’t just beating up on the Angels. The Baltimore Orioles’ star has 10 home runs this month. He didn’t get his batting average above .230 for good until after the All-Star break, and even still his .817 on-base-plus-slugging percentage is in line with his career mark of .812. He’s 25, just three months older than Bryce Harper. Both can be free agents after next season, with the looming question of who might be the better bet at $400 million: Machado, who can play...

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