Machado's dugout dance leads Thursday's top GIFs

Machado's dugout dance leads Thursday's top GIFs

Manny Machado was in the mood for some dancing after his first home run of the season, a solo shot, pulled the Orioles to within a run of the Twins in the sixth inning.

No word on what moves he showed when Baltimore rallied for a 4-2 victory.

Manny Machado dance

It doesn't take a lip reader or body language expert to know Daniel Murphy was excited about the bases-loaded triple he hit in the first inning of his Nationals home debut.

Daniel Murphy celebrates triple

White Sox second baseman Brett Lawrie got his whole body into this highlight-reel play to rob Oakland's Billy Burns of an infield hit.

Brett Lawrie's Diving Throw in Oakland

Sometimes in baseball, creativity is required. The Reds' Tucker Barnhart was up to the challenge, avoiding the tag of Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz to score a run in Cincinnati's 10-6 win.

Tucker Barnhart makes acrobatic slide into home

When the Cubs' Addison Russell lost his bat on a swing, the lumber flew into the seats down the third base line at Chase Field. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but the young shortstop still drew the ire of D-backs mascot Baxter. 

Baxter with bat

Bryce Harper's vicious swing can be a scary sight for pitchers, and in this case it certainly was for Marlins pitcher Bryan Morris, who gave up this seventh-inning solo blast to the reigning National League MVP.

Harper goes deep

Andrew Simon is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.