Michael Taylor

Orioles are shut out again, 2-0, swept at home by Nationals; losing streak at five games

Orioles are shut out again, 2-0, swept at home by Nationals; losing streak at five games

Orioles rookie right-hander David Hess’ performance against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday would have been enough to win on most nights. But on this night, he opposed three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, so his margin for error was thin.

Hess made just one mistake in recording a quality start for the third time in four major league starts, a full-count changeup that Bryce Harper hit the opposite way for his major-league-leading 17th home run of the season, and Scherzer would hold up his end, making sure it was all the Nationals would need to send the Orioles to a 2-0 loss.

The Orioles (17-39), losers of five straight games, were swept in their three-game...

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