Baltimore Orioles defeat Washington Nationals, 4-2

WASHINGTON - -Orioles reliever Danys Baez isn't sure whether he has ever scored a run before.

Certainly not at the big league level. Certainly not the game-winner.

And absolutely, positively, never had he scored the game-winning run in a contest in which he also picked up the victory.

Not until Friday night in the Orioles' 4-2, 12-inning victory over the Washington Nationals in the first "Battle of the Beltways" interleague game of 2009.

Baez's two-out slapper ...

ZIMMERMAN REACHES 40

Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's 30-game hitting streak ended recently, but he still has the baseball world on a string. He homered in the fourth inning off Rich Hill to reach base in his 40th consecutive game. The modern NL record is 58, which is shared by Barry Bonds (twice, 2000-2001 and 2003) and Duke Snider (1954).

REIMOLD ROCKS AGAIN

Left fielder Nolan Reimold launched his second major league home run in the second inning off Was...

WASHINGTON - -The Adam Eaton Era has ended for the Orioles after eight starts and an 8.56 ERA.

The club informed Eaton on Friday night at Nationals Park that he had been released, and the 31-year-old right-hander left before reporters arrived.

The decision came less than 24 hours after Eaton (2-5) allowed seven runs in 4 2/3 innings at the new Yankee Stadium, the sixth time in eight starts he allowed four or more runs in five or fewer innings.

"He just didn't do i...