Hammel leads O's past Nationals
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Nick Markakis and Yamaico Navarro each had two hits and drove in two runs while Jason Hammel outdueled Gio Gonzalez, as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Washington Nationals, 6-2, in the opener of a two-game interleague set at Nationals Park.
Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also had a pair of hits, with Wieters and Adam Jones each adding an RBI for Baltimore, which has won five of seven.
Hammel (7-2) cruised over eight innings, allowing both Washington runs on eight hits and striking out eight in the victory. The right-hander has won five consecutive starts versus Washington and is 6-0 over eight career matchups.
Ryan Zimmerman and Tyler Moore drove in the lone Nationals' runs. Gonzalez (3-3), who entered the game 1-0 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts in May, allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.
The Nationals have dropped two of three.
05/27 16:26:16 ET