But Machado played and batted in his usual No. 2 spot. He homered to lead off the fifth and finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, an RBI and a run scored.
That's a break for the injury-riddled Orioles, as first baseman Chris Davis missed Sunday's game, and likely Monday, on paternity leave, and catcher Matt Wieters already is on the disabled list.
Showalter said he tested Machado a bit on Saturday. The skipper made a bunch of moves late in the 9-0 loss to the Indians, one of which involved losing the DH, so he told Machado he could be pinch-hitting to see how he reacted.
"Batting gloves went on, got that look on his face, pine-tarred the bat up," Showalter said. "I wanted to get that juice flowing."
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.