Baltimore 2, Washington 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 24, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - David Rackley, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 41794

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 41-29 20-14 21-15 L1
Baltimore 41-31 21-15 20-16 W1

Recap

Orioles 2, Nationals 1: Matt Wieters belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift host Baltimore over Washington.

Adam Jones singled off Sean Burnett to start the eighth before Wieters smashed the game-winning shot over the left-center field fence for the Orioles’ major-league leading 38th homer in the seventh inning or later.

Pedro Strop (4-2) got the final out of the eighth and Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his 22nd save as Baltimore took two of three from the Nationals despite scoring just five runs in the series.

The final two outs came when Johnson struck out Danny Espinosa and Wieters threw out Ian Desmond trying to steal second for a strike-em-out, throw-em-out ending.

Washington took a 1-0 lead in the third when Jhonatan Solano led off the inning with a double and scored from third on a two-out single by Ryan Zimmerman.

Ross Detwiler pitched five shutout innings and Craig Stammen hurled two before Burnett (0-1) allowed Wieters’ 10th homer of the season. Burnett had allowed just three runs in 26 innings entering the contest.

Orioles starter Jake Arrieta gave up one run and five hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked one.

Detwiler allowed four hits and two walks and struck out three before departing.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The decisive homer was the first for Wieters since June 3. …The Nationals scored just five runs in the series. …Baltimore’s Chris Davis flied out to left in the seventh as a pinch hitter for his 29th consecutive hitless at-bat. …Zimmerman had two hits after going just 5-for-48 over his last 12 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Baltimore
Ross Detwiler Player Jake Arrieta
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Washington   Baltimore
Bryce Harper Player Matt Wieters
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 6 0 8 .194 13 9 1 2 1 0
Baltimore 7 1 10 .233 18 4 2 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Orioles have a W/L % of .575 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Nationals have a W/L % of .634 after a win and .517 after a loss.