The kid might be here to stay...Manny Machado homered twice and drove in four runs as the O's crushed Kansas City 7-1 on Friday night at Camden Yards.
In just his second Major League game, Machado connected for a solo shot in the fifth before launching a three-run bomb in the sixth. The same fan caught both balls, and traded them for some signed memorabilia after the game.
Equally impressive was starter Miguel Gonzalez, who pitched eight innings of one-run ball. Gonzalez (4-2) allowed just six hits (one a solo homer) and a walk while fanning five in the longest outing of his career.
The O's (61-52) are now tied with Detroit for the Wild Card lead and trail the Yankees by 5 1/2 games in the East. Chris Tillman takes the mound on Saturday night.