Washington Nationals defeat Baltimore Orioles, 2-1

For 27 minutes yesterday, an opportunity dangled in front of the Orioles but couldn't be touched.

A chance to tie their game against the Washington Nationals was put on hold, a second rain delay interrupting play, and all they could do was wait.

If timing is everything, the weather did nothing for them.

Down by two runs before the skies opened again, the Orioles cut their deficit in half but didn't get any closer. And a four-game winning streak, along with a producti...

A recap of the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Nationals yesterday:

Bloody Sunday

Perhaps the Orioles need to come up with a different routine for their Sunday afternoon games. They are 1-6 on Sundays with six straight losses. The common denominator in those games has been a lack of offense. Yesterday, Nationals rookie left-hander John Lannan held them to one run on four hits over 7 1/3 innings. The previous Sunday, they were shut out by the Kansas City Royals' combination ...