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The MLB All-Star game is a week away, but in the meantime, there's no shortage of action on the diamond. Last night, the Orioles dropped the Washington Nationals 8-2 to extend their win streak to three and hang on to the top spot in the AL East. Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado had a huge night, including a career-high five hits and a home run, while Nelson Cruz (pictured above) smashed his 28th homer of the season, breaking a bat along the way. With this win, the O's have now won 7 of their last 8 and have a firm grip on the top spot in their division.

Last night also featured shutouts, PE Jordan Retro cleats, and more, so get ready for the All-Star break with a look back at the best metal of the night.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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James Shields Goes 7 Innings Without Allowing a Run in the 5-Tool 2.5

Shoe: adidas adizero 5-Tool 2.5
Player: James Shields
Game: Kansas City vs. Tampa Bay
Key Stat: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 10 K

$60

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Dayan Viciedo Homers, Drives in 3 Runs in the Huarache Pro

Shoe: Nike Air Huarache Pro Mid
Player: Dayan Viciedo
Game: CHW vs. Boston
Key Stat: 2-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI

$60

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Chase Utley Powers Phillies in the 5-Tool 2.5

Shoe: adidas adizero 5-Tool 2.5
Player: Chase Utley
Game: Philadelphia vs. Milwaukee
Key Stat: 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI

$60

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Billy Hamilton Has 4 RBIs in the UA Yard Mid

Shoe: UA Yard Mid
Player: Billy Hamilton
Game: Cincinnati vs. CHC
Key Stat: 2-4, 4 RBI

$85

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Scott Carrol Holds Down the Mound in the Huarache Pro

Shoe: Nike Air Huarache Pro Mid
Player: Scott Carrol
Game: CHW vs. Boston
Key Stat: 6.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 5 K

$60

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Nelson Cruz Hits Monster Homer in the Huarache Pro

Shoe: Nike Air Huarache Pro Mid
Player: Nelson Cruz
Game: Baltimore vs. Washington
Key Stat: 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI

$60

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Manny Machado Has Career-High 5 Hits in the Jordan 6 Cleat

Shoe: Jordan 6 Retro TD PE
Player: Manny Machado
Game: Baltimore vs. Washington
Key Stat: 5-6, 1 HR, 2 RBI

$135

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Jay Bruce Homers in the Swingman MVP 2

Shoe: Nike Swingman MVP 2
Player: Jay Bruce
Game: Cincinnati vs. CHC
Key Stat: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI

$95

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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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