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Padres 3B Machado exits loss with sprained ankle

Padres 3B Machado exits loss with sprained ankle

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DENVER — San Diego Padres star third baseman Manny Machado left Sunday’s 8-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies after injuring his left ankle whereas taking a tumble at first base attempting to beat out an infield grounder.

Machado’s leg appeared to show awkwardly whereas he was working to first base within the high of the primary inning. He struggled to place weight on the ankle as he was helped off the sector. Machado was later identified with an ankle sprain after X-rays got here again unfavorable.

After the loss, there was cautious optimism within the staff’s media availabilities concerning Machado’s standing.

“Happily, when he felt himself slip, he was in a position to shift his weight to the correct and doubtless keep away from extra severe harm,” Padres performing supervisor Ryan Flaherty stated. “All in all, it is nearly as good because it could possibly be.”

“We now have to attend for a few of the swelling to go down and he will get handled,” he added. “We’ll in all probability have a greater thought of that (Monday).”

First baseman Eric Hosmer concurred, saying “simply form of speaking to him and listening to the information from all of the trainers and stuff, I believe it is a win, if that makes any sense.”

Machado stretched his left leg towards the bottom attempting to beat the throw from pitcher Antonio Senzatela. Machado’s cleat appeared to slide throughout the highest of the bag and he fell to the bottom, his left leg buckling beneath him. The All-Star third baseman clearly was in ache, grimacing and clasping his arms round his decrease left leg. Machado was out on the play, the throw beating him by a half-step.

Sergio Alcantara changed Machado at third base when the Padres took the sector within the backside of the primary inning at Coors Area. 4 innings later, Randal Grichuk homered to cap a five-run body, serving to the Rockies submit their tenth straight victory over San Diego at Coors Area.

Because the Padres battle the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place within the Nationwide League West, Machado, 29, has been a drive on the plate, main San Diego in most offensive classes, and has helped to make up for the absence of injured shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.

Headed into Sunday, he was tops on the Padres in batting common (.329), dwelling runs (12), RBIs (46) and hits (83). San Diego, sturdy on the street this season at 24-14, is one recreation behind the Dodgers.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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