O's skid ends down I-95

Team holds on to beat Nats, move into tie for 2nd in AL East

Orioles 5 Nationals 4

May 19, 2007|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter

WASHINGTON -- Everything about the atmosphere at RFK Stadium for last night's series opener between the Orioles and Washington Nationals spoke to just another game over the course of a long baseball season.

There was no evidence of a neighborhood rivalry, no big-game environment, no prolonged excitement for the first eight innings. It was what you'd expect when Game 42 of the season brought together two clubs that entered last night in last place in their respective divisions.

Orioles@Nationals Tonight, 7:05, MASN, 105.7 FM Starters: Jeremy Guthrie (2-1, 3.34) vs. Mike Bacsik (2007 debut)

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