MLB

more stats

MLB Game Summary - Washington at Baltimore



(Wednesday, July 9)

Final Score: Washington 6, Baltimore 2

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Doug Fister threw seven strong innings and Washington got solo home runs from Wilson Ramos, Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth in a 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday night.

"This is a good ballpark to hit home runs in," Nationals manager Matt Williams said.

Fister (8-2), who won his third straight decision, gave up seven hits and a pair of runs, while recording two walks and three strikeouts. The right-hander was removed after throwing 113 pitches, 73 for strikes

Werth and Adam LaRoche drove in two runs, as the NL East-leading Nationals won for the eighth time in 10 games. They also bounced back from an 8-2 loss Monday when the Orioles homered three times in the 11th inning. Tuesday's game between the Beltway rivals was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Aug. 4.

Bud Norris (7-6), who was activated off the disabled list Tuesday, surrendered six hits and five runs in four-plus frames to have his four-game winning streak snapped.

Manny Machado continued his hot hitting by going 3-for-4 with a solo homer, but the AL East leaders lost for just the second time in nine contests.

"We didn't string much together," O's manager Buck Showalter said.

Back-to-back doubles from Anthony Rendon and Werth put the Nationals on the board in the opening inning, and LaRoche followed with a line single to right for a 2-0 lead.

Chris Davis singled in Steve Pearce in the bottom of the first, but Ramos homered to left on a 1-2 pitch the next inning.

Davis popped out to third to leave two runners stranded in scoring position in the third and Desmond made it 4-1 with his 16th homer of the year, a shot to center in the fourth.

Machado went deep to left in the bottom of the fourth. He is 12-for-21 at the plate since returning from a five-game suspension and has five homers in his last eight contests.

The Nationals got that run back in the fifth. With the bases loaded and Brad Brach pitching, LaRoche lifted a sacrifice fly to center to plate Danny Espinosa.

The Orioles threatened to trim the deficit in the sixth. With men on first and third and one out, Caleb Joseph sent a hot smash toward third. Rendon made a sparkling stop on a high hop to start a 5-4-3 double play.

Werth homered to left in the seventh, and Drew Storen and Ross Detwiler each pitched a perfect inning of relief for the Nationals.

Game Notes

Ramos extended his hitting streak to 12 games ... Norris, who was out with a right groin strain, made his first start since June 21 at Yankee Stadium ... Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis appeared in his 1,300th MLB game and O's shortstop J.J. Hardy in his 1,200th. They combined to go 0-for-7 ... Fister's record moved to .500 (52-52) in his career for the first time since he was 6-6 in May 2010.

07/10 01:04:54 ET

  • World Series: Kansas City vs. San Francisco

    Tonight at 7:30 on FOX50

  • World Series: Kansas City vs. San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: San Diego at Denver

    Thursday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: North Carolina at Virginia

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Winnipeg Jets

    Tonight at 7:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

    Thursday at 8:25 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames

    Thursday at 8:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
CAR
8:07pm Tonight
KAN
SFG
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
UTA
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
POR
 
10:00pm Tonight
LAL
PHO
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
 
8:00pm Tonight
LALAF
ARKST
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
NYR
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
SJS
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
TOR
7:30pm Tonight
MON
DET
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
ARI
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
CAR
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
PHI
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
VAN
9:00pm Tonight
COL
FLA
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
TAM