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Orioles earn their revenge by sweeping Nats, getting back to .500 with 5-4 win

Orioles earn their revenge by sweeping Nats, getting back to .500 with 5-4 win

Following the Orioles’ 5-4 comeback win over the Washington Nationals, a victory that completed their three-game sweep of their regional rivals, the talk was less about retaliation from the previous night and more about the team’s late-season surge into the playoff picture.

Manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that the Orioles entered Thursday’s series finale against the Nationals with a chip on their shoulder after third baseman Manny Machado was plunked by a Jonathan Papelbon fastball in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game, after Machado hit the eventual game-winning homer in his previous at-bat. Before the game, Showalter said that the best payback would...

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