Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/30/12
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles honored Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson before Saturday's game with Boston, unveiling a statue of him behind the bullpen in left-center field. Robinson spoke to the press a few minutes later and mentioned the way rookie third baseman Manny Machado's caught his eye. And with the way this season's gone for the Orioles, who else could come up with the winning hit a few hours later? Machado started the bottom of the seventh inning with a homer that gave the Orioles a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox and moved Baltimore into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees in the American League East. Toronto beat the Yankees 3-2 earlier Saturday to give Baltimore a boost. Both the Orioles and Yankees now have a 91-67 record with four games remaining. The Orioles and the Yankees also remained one game ahead of Oakland in the wild-card battle. The A's (90-68) rallied for a 7-4 victory over Seattle in 10 innings on Saturday afternoon. The Oriole...
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