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Orioles 3B Machado Leaves With Right Knee Sprain

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Manny Machado is helped off the field after injuring his leg in the third inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Manny Machado is helped off the field after injuring his leg in the third inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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BALTIMORE — Orioles third baseman Manny Machado sprained his right knee taking a swing Monday night against the New York Yankees and needed help to get off the field.

Batting in the third inning, Machado twisted his knee while hitting a broken-bat grounder to shortstop. He dropped in a heap in the batter’s box and gripped his knee in obvious pain as Derek Jeter made the throw to first base.

After a check by head trainer Richie Bancells, Machado limped off the field on the shoulders of Bancells and Baltimore manager Buck Showalter.

An examination determined the injury to be a right knee sprain. The Orioles said Machado would be examined again on Tuesday.

Earlier in the game, Machado doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly. Chris Davis took Machado’s place in the lineup and hit a two-run homer in the fifth.

Machado missed the first month of the season while recovering from surgery on his left knee.

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