MLB: Orioles, Nats pick up key Friday night wins
Orioles top White Sox for second straight night
The win was the second in a row in the series for the O’s (14-8).
Starting pitcher Mike Wright gave up two runs on six hits in six innings of work in a no-decision.
Chicago starter Carlos Rodon (1-3, 4.33 ERA) took the loss, giving up six runs on eight hits in seven innings for the White Sox (16-8).
Nats bounce back, top Cardinals
Washington (15-7) was coming off back-to-back shutouts in a three-game sweep at home at the hands of Phildelphia.
Strasburg (4-0, 2.25 ERA) was masterful, striking out nine and walking one in seven innings, allowing two runs on eight hits.
Jonathan Papelbon notched his eighth save in nine chances for Washington, which got a leadoff homer from Michael A. Taylor and a two-run shot in the fourth from Danny Espinosa.