Henderson drives in 4 runs, Orioles beat Nats 6-2 for sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rookie Gunnar Henderson drove in 4 runs, Jorge Mateo homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Wednesday evening to finish a two-game sweep.

Baltimore pulled inside 4 video games of Tampa Bay for the 3rd and ultimate AL wild card. The Orioles start a three-game sequence Friday at wild-card chief Toronto — and path the Blue Jays by way of 5 1/2 video games. Baltimore had dropped six of 8 previous to the sequence in Washington.

(*4*) Henderson stated. “You saw the energy in the dugout and it was really fun. We were able to turn it around and we’re looking forward to this series.”

Riley Adams and Luke Voit homered for Washington, which is a majors-worst 49-94 and has misplaced 5 in a row and 7 of 8. The Nationals had handiest 4 hits and had been 0 for 5 with runners in scoring place.

The Orioles took regulate with a four-run 7th in opposition to Mason Thompson (1-1). After back-to-back singles, Henderson laced an opposite-field hit down the road. César Hernández, enjoying left for simply the fourth time in his 10-year occupation, seemed to watch for the ball caroming off a wall in foul territory, handiest for it to zip into the nook.

Hernández then misplaced his grip at the ball when he attempted to throw it again to the infield, an error that allowed Henderson to fee house.

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