Baltimore Orioles defeat Washington Nationals, 5-3

A recap of the Orioles' 5-3 victory over the Nationals last night: Almost hit for the cycle For the Orioles to break a tie at 3 in the fifth inning, all they needed was a triple, double and single.

Brian Roberts led off with a triple, the ball slamming off the out-of-town scoreboard in right field and bouncing back over Elijah Dukes' head as he gave chase. Melvin Mora followed with a fly ball to right-center that went for a double when Lastings Milledge failed to mak...

The Orioles' starting pitcher clearly lacked his best stuff and admittedly spent most of five busy innings last night in damage control mode. The team ran itself out of several innings, and its offense missed out on a couple of opportunities to make for a relatively easy night on its bullpen.

But when it was over, when first baseman Kevin Millar caught Ryan Zimmerman's searing line drive to secure a 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals before an announced 29,266 at...