BALTIMORE — The satisfaction the Baltimore Orioles derived from beating the New York Yankees 11-3 Monday was dampened by the possibility that third baseman Manny Machado could be headed toward the disabled list with a sprained right knee.
“We’ll just wait for the results,” Machado said in front of his locker, where a pair of crutches stood. “Hopefully it is on the good side other than the bad.”
He will have an MRI on Tuesday morning determine the severity of the injury and whether a stint on the DL is necessary.
“There’s a chance we may have dodged a bullet,” manager Buck Showalter said.
Machado, a 2013 All-Star third baseman, sprained his right knee in the second inning while hitting a broken-bat grounder to shortstop. He dropped on his back in the batter’s box and needed help getting off the field.
He was replaced by Chris Davis, who came up in the fifth against Chris Capuano (1-3) with a man on and New York leading 3-2. With the count full, Davis hit a drive over the right-field scoreboard for his 21st home run.
Nelson Cruz connected with a man on in the seventh and Jonathan Schoop added a three-run shot in the eighth to turn the game into a rout.
Bud Norris (10-7) gave up three runs and five hits in five innings, and the Orioles won despite committing three errors.