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    Manny Machado could be traded before he gets a chance to return to his team after the All-Star break http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-paul-molitor-jersey , which could make Tuesday’s All-Star Game the last time he represents the organization.The 26-year-old had nothing but kind words to say about the only major league team he has known during a midgame interview.”It was a tremendous honor to wear this uniform,” Machado told Ken Rosenthal of Fox (via Luke Jones of WNST.net). “They gave me the opportunity to come upplay in the big leagues. … If this is the last time, hopefully I treated them welldid everything I can for the organization.”Rosenthal reported Tuesday that a deal sending Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers is “happening.”The Orioles drafted the four-time All-Star in 2010, and he quickly moved through the organization, debuting in the majors by 2012 while helping the team reach the playoffs that year.He has only gotten better over the next few years, finishing in the top 10 of MVP voting in three different seasons. He also earned two Gold Gloves during this stretch.Now in the final year of team control before hitting free agency, Machado is putting up the best numbers of his career. In 96 games, the young player has 24 home runs, 65 RBI and a .315 batting average. His .963 OPS would also be a personal best.However Roger Clemens Jersey , Baltimore’s struggles (28-69) made him an ideal trade candidate heading into the deadline.While he has been a perfect ambassador for the Orioles throughout his career, the purposed trade could allow Machado to join a contender and potentially get to the World Series for the first time in his career. MILWAUKEE (AP) — The high-five at the plate from Brandon Woodruff nearly took out Lorenzo Cain.It’s not often that reliever hits a home run.Batting left-handed. Off lefty Clayton Kershaw. In the playoffs.Woodruff stunned the ace with an early home run and Milwaukee’s normally shutdown bullpen held on — barely — as the Brewers beat the sloppy Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Friday night in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.Hard-throwing Josh Hader and the Brewers earned their 12th straight win, one shy of the franchise record set to open the 1987 season.Woodruff, of all people, had the momentum-swinging hit.“It’s something obviously coming into the day, you don’t know in your wildest dreams that’s going to happen,” he said.It was the first time in postseason history that a pitcher homered in a lefty vs. lefty matchup. Woodruff was understandably was pumped as he rounded the bases.“He was fired up when he came home. He nearly broke my arm,” Cain said.The Dodgers scored three times in the eighth to make it 6-4, then nearly tied it in the ninth. Chris Taylor hit an RBI triple off Cain’s glove in deep center field with two outs before Corey Knebel fanned Justin Turner to end it.Game 2 is Saturday at Miller Park Justin Smoak Jersey , with Wade Miley pitching for the Brewers against Hyun-Jin Ryu.The Dodgers did some damage against the Brewers’ bullpen. Milwaukee used seven pitchers, including three scoreless innings from Hader. Woodruff threw two perfect innings and got the win.“But for us to get a look at these guys out of the ‘pen in a seven-game series, I think that’s a good thing,” manager Dave Roberts said.Manny Machado homered and drove in three runs for Los Angeles. The Dodgers committed four errors, including two by catcher Yasmani Grandal, who also had two passed balls.NERVOUS MOMENTSMilwaukee manager Craig Counsell’s pitching-by-committee strategy continued to be a hit, at least until the late innings.Finally, the hard-throwing Knebel restored order by striking out Turner. Knebel walked Joc Pederson with two outs before Taylor’s long drive.“It’s the postseason and anything can happen, you saw right there. It was a good feeling for it to go our way right there at the end http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-marco-estrada-jersey ,” Knebel said.STUNNING HOMERAfter starter Gio Gonzalez went two innings, nicked by Machado’s home run, Woodruff entered in the top of the third. In the bottom half, Woodruff made a sudden impact — with his bat.Woodruff became just the third relief pitcher to homer in the postseason, tagging a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner for a tying solo drive. Woodruff pumped both arms as he rounded first base, while Kershaw turned away and looked down at the ground.“I knew he could swing the bat a little bit, for sure,” Kershaw said. “I didn’t know he could do that, but I knew he could hit a little bit.”Woodruff was a career 4 for 22 (.222) hitter before connecting. He had one previous homer Aaron Sanchez Jersey , in July against Pittsburgh’s Nick Kingham.DODGER BLUESKershaw was chased before he could retire a batter in the fourth inning.It was another miserable October night for the lefty, whose regular-season brilliance has often disappeared in the postseason.And it wasn’t even Christian Yelich and the Brewers’ stars who got to him. Hernan Perez hit a sacrifice fly later in the third, and pinch-hitter Domingo Santana had a two-run single in the fourth for a 4-1 lead that chased Kershaw from the mound with nobody out.It was the shortest postseason start of Kershaw’s career. He had a 4.65 ERA in 10 career appearances, including seven starts, going into Friday.That ERA went up after allowing six hits and five runs — four earned — in three-plus innings.“The errors affected the game. But as far as Clayton, I just think it was poor execution,” Roberts said.Jesus Aguilar added a solo home run in the seventh for the Brewers, his second of the postseason. Cain went 3 for 5 and scored a run.BURGER TIMEEat up, Milwaukee.This late-season run earned Brewers fans a free burger at an area restaurant chain.George Webb Restaurants has a long-standing promotion to give away a free burger whenever the Brewers win 12 straight.It’s time to dine after a dozen.Save the date: October 18 Kevin Pillar Jersey , George Webb announced after the game . Save one for reliever Jeremy Jeffress, too.“Honestly, as long as you put some mayo on it I’m good with it,” he said.George Webb also paid up in 1987.UP NEXTIt’s another all left-handed pitching matchup in Game 2. Ryu pitched seven shutout innings, striking out seven and allowing for hits, in the Dodgers’ Game 1 victory over the Braves in the Division Series. Ryu is 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in four career postseason starts. Miley is making his second start of the postseason, going 4 2/3 innings in the Brewers’ Division Series-clinching victory over Colorado on Sunday. He is 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 15 career games against the Dodgers.

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