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Cabrera's outing

Daniel Cabrera entered the sixth inning with his pitch count at 42 (30 strikes). He hadn't allowed a run, and though the Nationals had two hits, he faced the minimum number of batters.

Cabrera began to tire, and Garrett Guzman belted a two-run homer to right - the ball clearing the bleachers.  Cabrera retired only one batter, but reliever Randor Bierd stranded two runners.

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It was an outstanding performance by Cabrera. He's had two excellent ones, and two poor ones.

One of Cabrera's five strikeouts came on a changeup. That's encouraging.

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The Orioles lead, 8-2. Luke Scott hit a two-run homer in the fifth. Brian Roberts had a two-run double in the fourth. Ramon Hernandez entered the game batting .200, but he's 3-for-3.


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