The Nationals and Orioles will face off this week in a four-game interleague series starting on Monday.
After a 13-0 win on Saturday, the Nationals found themselves in a very different type of game Sunday as Jordan Zimmermann and Jake Arrieta locked into a pitchers' duel.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: Needing a win to avoid their first series loss in three weeks, the Nationals looked a big sluggish.
For those thinking big picture, perhaps the most important inning of Gio Gonzalez's dominant performance against the Cubs is the one he didn't pitch.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals were not part of Friday's blockbuster trade between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's.