Baltimore Orioles defeat Washington Nationals, 9-1

WASHINGTON -- The Orioles provided starter Garrett Olson with a comfortable lead last night.

To qualify for the win, he needed only to make it through five innings without his left arm falling off.

Olson struggled again to keep his pitch count at a manageable total, inflating it to 99 through the fifth. But he held the Washington Nationals to one run, and Luke Scott and Ramon Hernandez homered for the Orioles, who evened the series with a 9-1 win before an announced 39,...

A recap of the Orioles' 9-1 win over the Nationals last night:

Weary, but a winner

Garrett Olson worked hard for the money last night. The Orioles' left-hander ran his pitch count to 62 after three innings, 85 after four and 99 after five, but he kept battling and won for the first time in four starts. Olson held the Nationals to one run through the fifth before the game was delayed by rain, ending his night.

Proving prophetic

Before the game, Orioles manager D...