WHERE DID IT GO?
From the second the ball left Nolan Reimold's bat in the fifth inning, Nationals left fielder Josh Willingham had no idea where it was. So Willingham threw up his hands, prompting center fielder Willie Harris to sprint all the way over. He had no play. Reimold's towering fly ball cleared the wall and bounced into the second row of the left-field seats, turning a 3-1 Orioles deficit into a one-run lead. It was Reimold's ninth home run, and three of them have been three-run shots.
NEEDING A DO-OVER
There have been times when Jeremy Guthrie has gotten knocked around, but it was hard to recall another time when he had less command than what he brought out for the top of the first Saturday night. After allowing two-strike singles to Harris and Cristian Guzman to start his outing, Guthrie issued free passes to three of the next four Nationals he faced, walking in two runs in the process.
The Orioles will close out the three-game series with the Nationals and interleague play at 1:35 this afternoon with rookie right-hander David Hernandez (1-1, 3.95) facing Washington left-hander John Lannan (4-5, 3.44).
- Jeff Zrebiec