Machado hits 3 homers in 1st 3 innings Sunday

CHICAGO — Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado became the second player in major league history to homer in the first, second and third innings of a game.

Machado hit a two-run homer in the first and a three-run shot in the second off Chicago White Sox right-hander James Shields, who allowed four home runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday. Machado connected again for a two-run homer off reliever Matt Albers in the third as the Orioles built a 10-0 lead.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other player to hit three homers in the first three innings of a game was Carl Reynolds on July 2, 1930 — for the White Sox.

All three homers by Machado were pulled to left field and gave the All-Star 25 on the season.

Machado is the first Baltimore player to hit three homers in a game since Chris Davis on May 20, 2014, against Pittsburgh.

Machado went hitless his final three at-bats of the game. He grounded into a double play in the fifth inning, lined out to center field in the seventh inning, and grounded out to third base in the ninth inning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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