Thomson ReutersSeptember 11, 2013 12:51
3B Manny Machado made a rare mental gaffe in the eighth inning of Tuesday's loss. Ichiro Suzuki bunted with Mark Reynolds on second, and C Matt Wieters fielded the ball and quickly threw to third base. But Machado apparently forgot there was no force play on and simply stepped on the bag before throwing to first. That throw was too late, letting both runners reach. However, the Yankees didn't score any more runs, so the mistake didn't cost the Orioles. "At the end of the day, it's about winning games from now on," Machado said. "It's not about anybody's stats.