Burnes pitches well but Orioles get just 3 hits in 3-0 loss to Nationals - BaltimoreBaseball.com
Rich Dubroff

Burnes pitches well but Orioles get just 3 hits in 3-0 loss to Nationals

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WASHINGTON—Oriole starting pitchers came into their two-game series with the Washington Nationals with a 20 2/3 inning scoreless streak, dating back to last Thursday.

That streak was over by the second inning, and in the seventh inning, their streak of allowing two or fewer runs ended.

Corbin Burnes equaled his season high by allowing three runs in a 3-0 loss to Washington before 29,542 at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.

Burnes (3-2) pitched well, but for his second straight start the Orioles were shut out. Those are the only two shutouts they’ve had.

The Orioles (23-12) had won four straight and six of seven. The Nationals started Trevor Williams (4-0), and he allowed two hits in five innings, a first-inning single to Adley Rutschman and a fifth-inning single to Jordan Westburg. Williams struck out eight.

Washington (18-17) got scoreless innings from Robert Garcia, Derek Law, Hunter Harvey and Kyle Finnegan, who recorded his 12th save.

Cedric Mullins’ eighth-inning single against Harvey was the only hit the Orioles got against the Nationals’ bullpen.

Ryan O’Hearn and manager Brandon Hyde were ejected by plate umpire Alex Tosi after O’Hearn struck out for the second out of the ninth.

After a scoreless first, Washington scored on a leadoff single and stolen base by Jesse Winker and an RBI single by Joey Meneses.

In the seventh, Meneses led off with a double, moved to third on Keibert Ruiz’s grounder to second and scored on Eddie Rosario’s single. Rosario stole second and came home on Trey Lipscomb’s single.

Burness allowed three runs on five hits, walking three and striking out six.

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