BOSTON -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado returned to the starting lineup Saturday night after finishing a five-game suspension in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader against the Red Sox.
Machado, who batted seventh, has been with the team, but not in the dugout during games as part of the punishment stemming from June's benches-clearing incident with Oakland. The O's went 4-1 without Machado, who also missed the first month of the season rehabbing from knee surgery.
Machado, who went 2-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts in a 7-4 win, is hitting .243 with seven homers and 17 RBIs.
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