Losers of six straight, the Braves now trail the Nationals in the division by their largest deficit all year. Can they recover? That and more on this week's Around the NL East.
The Nationals jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but after losing 7-3 wondered if they missed opportunities to score more.
Matt Williams decided to stick with Tanner Roark for the seventh inning Monday night, then watched his starter and bullpen implode in a 7-3 loss to Baltimore.
The Orioles blasted Roark and relievers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen for five runs on 10 hits in the seventh and eighth innings alone, to give the Orioles a 7-3 win.
Reports indicate the Pirates will send reigning MVP Andrew McCutchen to the 15-day disabled list, which could change the NL playoff race.