Less than 24 hours after winning when trailing the Nationals 6-0, the Orioles beat Washington Saturday afternoon after trailing 5-0 after the top of the fourth.
This time, the O’s scored four in the 5th to tie the game 5-5 and pushed across the sixth and go-ahead run when Drew Storen uncorked a wild pitch and Luke Scott scored from third base in the seventh.
The Orioles have won three in a row to tie their season-best streak which they had done two times earlier. They have come from behind in all three wins. By winning the first two games vs. the Nats, the O’s have won this series.
They had been 0-12-1 over their last 13 series since taking 2 of 3 from Seattle May 11-13.
The Orioles had ten hits or more for the fifth game in a row. They have scored 33 runs on 64 hits over the past five contests.
The Birds lead the season series 3-2 vs. the Nats and the five games have been decided by six total runs.
Adam Jones solo homer in the 4th, his 12th, put the O’s on the board and they tied it in the 5th.
Matt Wieters two-run single tied the game. He has 8 RBI over his last five games.
After starter Brad Bergesen gave up five runs in four innings, the O’s bullpen pitched five innings of shutout, one-hit ball today. Jason Berken (1-1) got the win and Alfredo Simon pitched a 1-2-3 9th to record his 8th save. The O’s pen has worked 9 2/3 scoreless innings in this series.
The O’s will go for a three-game sweep and season-high four-game win streak on Sunday at 1:35 when Jeremy Guthrie (3-9, 4.28) faces Luis Atilano (6-4, 4.52).