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  • The Grand Slam: O's Machado hits walk-off homer in 12th to beat Angels

    David Brown at Big League Stew2 hrs ago



    A lot like they did in 2012, the Baltimore Orioles are winning once they get to extra innings. They improved to 12-3 and won their seventh straight in extras by beating the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 on Tuesday night. Manny Machado, seemingly a much more focused hitter since returning from a disciplinary suspension for throwing his bat in June, hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning against Cory Rasmus.

    The O's were 16-2 in extra innings in 2012, when they won 93 games overall and surprised many by making the playoffs. They lead the American League East with a 59-46 record so far in 2014.

    ''We have good chemistry in the clubhouse like we did back then and obviously we have a good bullpen as well,'' Machado said.

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    Wed, Jul 30
    4:05 PM PDT
    LA Angels at Baltimore
    Preview Game
  • Clayton Kershaw hits Jimmy Kimmel in the face with a baseball (Video)

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew19 hrs ago

    Let's put this on the record: Late-night TV talk shows would be much better if MLB pitchers showed up every night to hit hosts in the face with baseballs. It would be a reason, certainly, to put Jay Leno back on the air.

    As of right now, only Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is on board with this. He had Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. Kimmel asked Kershaw to knock an apple off his head with a ball.

    That's putting a lot of trust in Kershaw's command, which is plenty great, mind you. That's still just a daunting situation, whether it's Clayton Kershaw or Clayton Bigsby tossing the ball.

    Kershaw, looking stiff in a fancy TV suit, didn't bring his best stuff. But he still managed to knock the apple off Kimmel's head — after hitting him in the face (!!) with the baseball.

    Let's watch it again in GIF form (and over and over again, if you like):

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