Nelson Cruz had two of his four singles and slugger Adam Jones a safety squeeze in a six-run fourth for Baltimore, which is trying to overtake the Los Angeles Angels for the AL’s best record and home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
A day after getting blanked on one puny single, Nelson Cruz and Baltimore Orioles powered up for the postseason.
Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Working his way back after a long injury absence, Ryan Zimmerman was out of the Washington Nationals’ starting lineup Tuesday night against the New York Mets.
The Baltimore Orioles had every right to experience a letdown just one night after clinching their first AL East title in 17 years.
After winning the National League East Division title in 2012 for the first time in team history, the Washington Nationals looked like a rising power in Major League Baseball.
The Baltimore Orioles are AL East champions for the first time since 1997, and they marked the occasion with a celebration that lasted long after the final out of their clinching 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
The Washington Nationals celebrated like a team that expected to be in this position a year ago.
After being suspended by Major League Baseball last week for failing a drug test, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis presumably has some free time on his hands.
The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.