VIDEO: Manny Machado slugs grand slam

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado nearly doubled his season RBI total with this four-run blast Sunday afternoon in Baltimore’s 9-4 rout of the host Astros at Minute Maid Park …

Machado is off to a slow start since his May 1 activation, but the 21-year-old can get it going in a hurry.

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.