Monday, May 25, 2009

Orioles Can't Sweep Nationals (With Photos)

After keeping the prodigous offense of the Washington Nationals to only three runs in two games, the Baltimore Orioles could not contain their opponents as Washington slugger Adam Dunn had a career day with two home runs and six RBIs; therefore, in the end, the Orioles lost to the Nationals in the final of a three game series, 8-5.

Both rookie starting pitchers on the afternoon -- Washington's Shairon Martis and Baltimore's Brad Bergesen -- struggled.

Bergesen went 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits -- meanwhile, he collected his first ever major league hit in the third inning. Shairon Martis allowed five runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out two. Veteran Ron Villone would earn the win as he tossed a scoreless inning, while Chris Ray would take the loss for Baltimore.

It looked like Baltimore was well on their way to sweeping Washington as they took a 2-0 lead in the third inning as Nick Markakis hit a two-run triple, and Aubrey Huff added another run with a RBI single in the fifth; however, Washington would rally back.

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