|W: Albers (2-0, 0.69)|
|L: Brach (0-1, 3.79)|
The end first: an exciting 9th inning with Jayson Werth’s HR, Bryce Harper’s 2B, the intentional walk of Daniel Murphy, Anthony Rendon’s 1B…..and then, Matt Wieters’ sharp ground ball to center, bringing home the winning runs (Harper and Murphy). Wieters (.289) went 3-for-5 on the evening.
Michael Taylor (.238) hit his first HR of the season in the 8th, with 3 RBI. Jayson Werth (.299) went 2-for-3 with 2 walks, and Harper (.372) had a 2-for-5 night. Ryan Zimmerman struck out twice and dipped below .400 (.393).
SP Stephen Strasburg (3.28) pitched 6 innings (100 pitches, 68 strikes), striking out 9 and giving up 5 earned runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. Blake Treinen (8.10) came in for the 7th and 8th giving up 1 run (2 hits), and Matt Albers (0.69) got the win in the 9th striking the 3 batters he faced.
Up Next – Orioles again: A.J. Cole (1-0, 1.50 ERA/2 K) vs. Dylan Bundy (5-1, 2.17 ERA/28 K).