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  • Manny Machado makes a great play to throw out Albert Pujols — yes, again

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew45 mins ago

    Stop us if you've heard this one before: Manny Machado, the Baltimore Orioles third baseman who is quite good at defense, made a highlight-worthy play to throw out Albert Pujols.

    No, we're not talking about the play from Wednesday night. Machado did it again Thursday, during Baltimore's 1-0 extra-inning loss to the Angels.

    He ranged to his right, falling into foul territory, then gathered himself and threw an absolute rocket to first base to get Pujols. We'll offer the same caveat as last time: Yes, Pujols isn't a very fast runner and, yes, lots of other guys would have beaten that out. But holy moly, look at that throw. It's like Machado's arm is a T-shirt gun.

    Here's Machado's Wednesday night play, which is the better of the two. But as a pair they're further proof that his play at third base is special.

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