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

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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.

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