Baltimore makes it two straight over Nationals
The O’s made it two straight over their Beltway rivals in an 8-1 thrashing Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
Kevin Gausman (5-10, 3.92 ERA, 1.32 WHIP) scattered six hits in six scoreless innings, striking out two and walking two.
Vance Worley (1 save, 3.19 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) recorded the rare three-inning save, giving up a run on four hits, striking out three and walking two.
Adam Jones (.277/.318/.459, 24 HR, 74 RBI) was 4-for-5 in the leadoff spot for Baltimore (69-56), which is still two games back of Toronto (71-54) in the AL East.
Chris Davis (.224/.338/.471, 30 HR, 69 RBI) homered on a 2-for-5 night.
Washington rookie Trea Turner (.320/.346/.536, 4 HR, 20 RBI) was 4-for-4 at the top of the order for the Nats, his first MLB career four-hit game.
Bryce Harper (.247/.386/.455, 22 HR, 68 RBI) was 2-for-4 for the Nationals (73-52), who still hold an eight-game lead on Miami (65-60) in the NL East despite losing three straight.
Rookie Reynaldo Lopez (2-2, 5.33 ERA, 1.70 WHIP) took the loss, getting plastered for six runs, four earned, on seven hits in two and two-thirds innings.