Mad Max

Nationals 8, Orioles 4 : Mad Max – Max Scherzer strikes out 8 to go over the 200 strikeout mark for the 8th straight season, Kurt Suzuki homers & drives in 4 as the Nationals double up the O’s to earn the split. Washington scores 5 times in the 1st inning against O’s starter Asher Wojciechowski as Juan Soto drives in 2 on a triple & then scores on a single by Asdrubal Cabrera, who scores on the 2-run shot (#14) by Suzuki. Anthony Santander doubles home a run in the 3rd & Chance Sisco homers (#7) off of Scherzer in the 5th but the Nats would add more. Cabrera doubles home a run & scores on a 2-run double by Suzuki in the 5th against reliever Richard Bleier, who allows 3 runs on 4 hits in just 1/3 of an inning. Chris Davis hits a 2-run shot (#10) in the 6th off of reliever Tanner Rainey.
Washington has now won 6 out of their last 7.
Baltimore has the day off today before heading to K.C. for 3.
Bal (44-89) Wsh (74-58)
WP : Suero (5-7)
LP : Wojciechowski (2-7).
GO O’S!!