Anthony Rendon

Another quality start from Kevin Gausman goes for naught in 4-2 loss to Nationals

Another quality start from Kevin Gausman goes for naught in 4-2 loss to Nationals

Matched against three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer on Thursday night, Kevin Gausman knew he had just a slight margin for error against the Washington Nationals.

And he was right: The Orioles right-hander recorded another quality start that went for naught.

It’s becoming a familiar feeling for the Orioles starting rotation — putting up a quality start but not receiving the run support to win. For Gausman, Thursday’s outing — a 4-2 loss at Nationals Park — was his fifth nondecision quality start, and the Orioles have lost all five of those games.

“Another quality start by our guys,” manager Buck Showalter said. “We couldn't really mount a whole lot of offense...

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