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Orioles 6, Dodgers 1

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BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado went 3 for 4 with a home run, double and four RBI to lead the Orioles to a 6-1 victory over the Dodgers, finishing off a doubleheader sweep Saturday night at Camden Yards.

Machado came up in the fifth inning with the game tied at one. He doubled off Dodgers starter Josh Beckett (0-3) to score Nate McLouth and scored on a double by Adam Jones to give Baltimore (10-7) a 3-1 lead .

In the sixth inning, Machado added a three-run home run, ending Beckett's night and putting Baltimore up 6-1.

The runs gave Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen some support he hadn't gotten recently. Chen (1-2) had received no run help in his last two starts and also had not picked up a victory in his last 10 starts dating back to Aug. 19.

Chen went six innings, giving up one earned run on three hits.

The Dodgers (7-10) jumped in front of Baltimore for the second game in a row when Adrian Gonzalez's sacrifice fly drove in Carl Crawford for a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Crawford had reached after Chen hit him to begin the game. The Orioles tied the score on a long home run by Chris Davis in the second. Davis had not homered since April 11, and it was his seventh home run this season. It went an estimated 448 feet, the 11th longest in Camden Yards history.

Baltimore threatened again in the third, loading the bases with two outs. But Beckett got Jones to ground out.

McLouth got the Orioles going again in the fifth when he drew a one-out walk from Beckett. McLouth stole second and reached third on catcher A.J. Ellis' throwing error before scoring on Machado's double for a 2-1 lead.

Two batters later, Jones doubled off the glove of Crawford in left to bring in Machado and put the Orioles up 3-1.

NOTES: Coming into the game, the Dodgers had lost a season-high five in a row, something they had not done since losing seven in a row from June 24 to June 30, 2012. ... Dodgers manager Don Mattingly turned 52 on Saturday and had been undefeated (2-0) when managing games on his birthday. ... The Orioles honored late Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver with a pregame ceremony that included Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks Robinson. Several former Orioles and current manager Buck Showalter addressed the crowd before Earl's son, Mike, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... The Orioles have given up a run in the first inning in five consecutive games.
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