the republic logo

Manny Machado, Matt Wieters return for Baltimore Orioles in 5-4 loss to tigers


SARASOTA, Florida — Matt Wieters and Manny Machado each were hitless in three at-bats in their first game since their seasons were cut short by injuries last year, and the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Wednesday.

Wieters had Tommy John surgery in June and Machado underwent knee surgery in August.

Machado, the 22-year-old third baseman, played seven innings and made a neat backhand play, throwing out Detroit's Hernan Perez from foul ground in the fourth inning.

Wieters, a Gold Glove catcher, served as Baltimore's designated hitter and was removed after his third at-bat. He expects to catch on March 17 and hopes to be ready for the season opener.

Detroit's Alex Castellanos hit a two-run home run to highlight a three-run fifth inning. Anthony Gose scored the other run on a botched rundown.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.