The Battle of the Beltway Series kicked off Tuesday night in Baltimore between the Nationals and Orioles inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
For the 31st time in 43 games, Washington emerged victorious with its 8-1 decision over Baltimore. A club that was once 19-31 returning home from a dismal sweep at the hands of New York in late May, has now won 13 of its last 16, 18 of its last 23, and 27 of its last 38 games. The Nationals remain the best team in baseball since May 24, and notched win No. 50 on the season.
The Nats have struggled to find a consistent fifth starter throughout much of this season. Is Austin Voth the guy? His six innings of four-hit, one-run baseball jumpstarted his second half of the season nicely Tuesday. The 27-year-old tossed 84 pitches, 57 of which were strikes.
Prior to Tuesday, only 100 players had hit a ball that landed on Eutaw Street at Oriole Park. Matt Adams became the 101st to do so with his towering, 396-foot blast in the 2nd.
The 20-year-old phenom continues to dazzle in and outside of Washington. Juan Soto's solo home run broke a tie with Ken Griffey Jr. for the 4th-most home runs before turning 21 in MLB history (39).
To no one's surprise, 2019 All-Star Anthony Rendon scorched two more doubles Tuesday night. The third baseman now has a total of 25 on the season.
SP Max Scherzer: Back, Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
RP Jonny Venters: Back, Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
SP Jeremy Hellickson: Shoulder, Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
RP Justin Miller: Shoulder, Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
RP Koda Glover: Elbow, Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
Wednesday 7/17: Nationals at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park
Thursday 7/18: Nationals at Braves, 7:20 p.m., SunTrust Park
Friday 7/19: Nationals at Braves, 7:20 p.m., SunTrust Park
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