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 Nationals fall 2-1 in a pitchers duel to the Reds.
The Washington Nationals fell to the Chicago Cubs 10-9 in the final game of their series Thursday night despite taking an eight run lead in the bottom of the fourth. Check out post-game video from Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond, Sean Burnett and manager Davey Johnson.
The Nats have now lost six of their last seven games and three straight series.
Will replacing home runs with LaRoche’s defense pay off at 1st base? Is Werth, franchise the $126 million man, capable of filling the offensive void left by offseason departures, Willingham and Dunn?