Washington Nationals defeat Baltimore Orioles, 3-2

A recap of the Orioles' 3-2 loss to the Nationals yesterday: A PAINFUL END The Orioles lost on Sunday for the 12th straight time and did it in dramatic fashion, on Ronnie Belliard's, two-run, two-out homer in the bottom of the 12th inning.

It was Orioles closer George Sherrill's fourth blown save. Sherrill thought Belliard had struck out on the previous pitch, but plate umpire Ron Kulpa called it a ball. The Nationals improved to 4-3 in extra-inning games; the Oriole...

WASHINGTON -- The brims on the Orioles' caps stayed down yesterday. So did their mood on Sundays.

One strike away from recording his 27th save, closer George Sherrill didn't locate his slider and served up a two-run homer to Ronnie Belliard in the 12th inning. Belliard stood at home plate and admired his work before taking another look at Sherrill and beginning the jog around the bases that capped the Washington Nationals' 3-2 victory before an announced 39,824, the lar...