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Dodgers in talks to acquire Orioles star Manny Machado

WASHINGTON - After surging to first place in the National League West during the final week of the first half, the Los Angeles Dodgers stand on the verge of an acquisition which would increase their chances of returning to the World Series. As the All-Star Game played out on Tuesday night, the Dodgers were in talks to acquire star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.

The deal had not yet been finalized, and remained subject to

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