LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, lifting the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night, ending their five-game skid while stopping the Dodgers’ five-game winning streak.
Machado, a newly named All-Star starter who turns 24 on Wednesday, sent a 2-2 pitch from Kenta Maeda (7-6) into the upper corner of the left field pavilion, putting the AL East-leading Orioles ahead 4-1. Machado’s 19th homer would have registered 453 feet had it landed unimpeded, according to Statcast.
The Orioles lead the majors with 129 home runs; they had 56 in June.
Chris Tillman (11-2) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, struck out two and walked two while facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career. The right-hander from Anaheim, California, had his career-high nine-game winning streak snapped last week.
Zach Britton pitched the ninth to earn his AL-leading 24th save in as many chances. The Dodgers briefly threatened, with Adrian Gonzalez’s leadoff single before Yasiel Puig struck out and pinch-hitter Justin Turner’s long fly was caught at the wall by right fielder Joey Rickard. Howie Kendrick struck out swinging to end the game.
Relievers Brad Brach and Britton combined for five strikeouts.
The Orioles tied the game 1-all in the second when Jonathan Schoop flied into a forceout from right fielder to shortstop, scoring Mark Trumbo.
Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager doubled in the first inning, extending his hitting streak to 18 games, the NL’s longest this season. He scored on Gonzalez’s single, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.
The loss ended the Dodgers’ 10-game home winning streak. They didn’t muster a hit past the fifth inning.
Maeda gave up four runs and seven hits in four-plus innings, struck out five and walked three. He fell to 3-6 in nine home starts this season.
At 22 years, 69 days, Seager is the youngest position player to be named an All-Star in Dodgers history. He’s the club’s second rookie shortstop to be selected, joining Bill Grabarkewitz in 1970, and the first shortstop since Rafael Furcal in 2010.
Closer Kenley Jansen joined Seager as a first-time All-Star in his seventh season and is the team’s first reliever to be named since Jonathan Broxton and Hong-Chih Kuo in 2010. Jansen ranks second among NL relievers with 25 saves. He became the Dodgers’ all-time saves leader earlier this season.
Left-hander Clayton Kershaw became the first Dodger to make six straight All-Star games since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981-86, but he’ll miss the game in San Diego with a herniated disc. He leads the majors with a 1.79 ERA.
Besides Machado, pitchers Brach and Britton, catcher Matt Wieters and outfielder Trumbo made the All-Star team. Britton is the AL saves leader. Brach struck out the side swinging in the eighth.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter told Brach’s wife, singer-songwriter Jenae Cherry, to pass along the news to her husband.
“I told her — she’s an up-and-coming country music singer — she should write a song about it,” Showalter said. “I’d buy it.”
URIAS TO MINORS
The Dodgers sent 19-year-old pitcher Julio Urias to Triple-A Oklahoma City after eight starts in an effort to control his innings. The left-hander was 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA after making his big league debut on May 27 at the New York Mets. The team has Urias on an unspecified innings limit this season. He was scheduled to be sent down earlier, but several injuries to the rotation forced an extended stay.
Orioles: RHP Darren O’Day, on the DL with a right hamstring strain, could pitch a rehab game over next week’s All-Star break. “It’s not a good injury,” Showalter said. “If he pushes it, he’s going to miss the whole year.”
Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (1-6, 3.97 ERA) has received 3.20 runs of support and the team is 5-9 in his 14 starts.
Dodgers: RHP Bud Norris (4-7, 3.89) makes his second start since being acquired from Atlanta last week. He pitched for the Orioles from 2013-15, with a 21-20 record and a 4.65 ERA. His best year for the O’s was in 2014, when he posted career highs in wins (15) and ERA (3.65).
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