Desperately in need of a win after dropping three straight, the last two to the Orioles, the Nationals dug themselves into another early hole, down 3-0 after a series of defensive miscues. Then Stephen Strasburg took matters into his own hands.
Remember all those close games the Nationals were winning? Yeah, not so much anymore. In dropping the first two games of this series to the Orioles by scores of 2-1 and 6-5, the Nats have lost their first two one-run games at home this season.
Having dropped two straight, one-run games to the Orioles, the Nationals turn to ace Stephen Strasburg in today's Battle of the Beltways finale.
Ross Detwiler dug an early six-run hole for the Nationals, who tried to mount a furious rally but came up just short against the Orioles.