The Baltimore Orioles quickly attacked left-hander Patrick Corbin and defeated the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Saturday night thanks to a home run by Rio Ruiz, to close out another disappointing day for the champions of the last World Series.
Andrew Velazquez had two hits, scored two runs and drove in one for the Orioles, who have won seven of eight games – a streak that includes four wins over Washington. After losing more than 100 games in each of the past two seasons, Baltimore completed the first third of the season shortened to 60 games with an impressive 12-8 record.
The Nationals, on the other hand, are under pressure to revalidate the championship they won for the first time last year. Hours after he put the injured right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day disabled list with a hand injury, Washington fell to the bottom of the NL East with a 7-11 record.
Corbin (2-1) finished 14-7 last season, and the Nationals were counting on him to carry the load in a starting rotation that has had time without Straburg and ace Max Scherzer, plagued by a sore spot. hamstring.
On two occasions this month, Corbin has outplayed the Mets, but was mistreated by the Orioles, who went 4-0 in the second inning and managed to preserve it.
Corbin allowed five runs and eight hits with just two strikeouts in five innings. Last year he finished fourth in the National League with 238 strikeouts.
Only in a 2019 opening had he left with only two fans.
For the Nationals, the Dominicans Juan Soto 3-1 with one scored and two RBIs, Víctor Robles 3-0. The Venezuelan Asdrúbal Cabrera 4-0.
For the Orioles, the Dominicans Hanser Alberto 4-2 with a run scored and two produced, Pedro Severino 4-1 with two RBIs. Venezuelans Anthony Santander 3-1 with a scored, Renato Nunez 5-1. The Cuban José Iglesias 5-3 with a run scored and a RBI.