The Nats’ 3-2 win over the Cards Sunday gave Washingtonians the first baseball playoff win they can remember. Many Washingtonians became fans of the Baltimore Orioles after the Senators left Washington in 1971. However, Baltimore is a totally different place than D.C. Does anyone root for both the Redskins and the Ravens? Not many fans would boast of that. You have to choose between the Nats and the O’s and if you’re from D.C., the choice is clear.
Baltimore police say the 74-year-old mother of legendary Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. is safe with her family after being taken from her home at gunpoint Tuesday morning.
Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to interrupt Baltimore’s agonizing offensive struggle, and the Orioles rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday in a duel between neighboring rivals.
The reason why the Washington Nationals are in first place in the NL East can be summed up in one word: pitching. Edwin Jackson hammered home that point against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, taking a one-hitter into the seventh inning to provide Washington with a 3-1 victory.
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Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles matched a season high with their fifth straight win, 6-5 over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Markakis’ blast off Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus (2-1) propelled Baltimore to its fourth straight victory. The first-place Orioles improved to 6-2 in extra innings with all six victories coming on the road.
Both teams are off to great starts. As of today, the Nats trail the Braves by a half and Baltimore has a 1 game edge on TB. Both are surprising and I don’t think any baseball fan could say with a straight face that they could have predicted their success this early.
In a rivalry that hasn’t meant much more than bragging rights, perhaps for the first time in the history of the Battle of the Beltways the Nationals and Orioles will both have something to play for. And for Nats’ manager Davey Johnson, there’s a little something extra on the line. The O’s were 98-64 in the 1997 season and haven’t won more than 79 games in any of the 14 years since firing him.
Jim Riggleman Post-Game Press Conference Locker Room Interviews (Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth) The Washington Nationals dropped their final game in the ‘Battle of the Beltways’ series against the Baltimore Orioles on Father’s Day. A few […]