Ryan Zimmerman‘s power surge Wednesday night was not enough for Nationals, as they fell to the Baltimore Orioles 6-9. Zimmerman connected for three home runs, giving him six total for the season and drove in four RBIs.
Jordan Zimmermann could not deliver one of his quality performances as he gave up seven runs and 10 hits in six-plus innings.
Ryan Zimmerman knocked his first home run of the night to left center to get the Nats on the board in the first.
Roger Bernadina and Zimmerman went back-to-back to start off the fourth to put the Nationals up 3-1 over their beltway rivals.
The Nationals scored three runs in fifth inning, including Zimmerman’s two run shot to extend their lead to 6-2.
The O’s answered with a Chris Davis long ball in the bottom half of the fourth inning and a Nick Markakis homer in the sixth.
A four run seventh put the game away for the Orioles. Steve Pearce homered and drove in Ryan Flaherty. Later, Nate McLouth reached base on an infield hit and scored on a double by Machado. Tyler Clippard entered and gave up a RBI single to Nick Markakis before Davis crushed his second home run to make it 9-6.
The Nationals will look to split the series tomorrow against the Orioles at Camden Yards.