Nationals' bullpen collapse gives Orioles 9-2 victory

BALTIMORE (AP) After watching starter Erick Fedde dominate the Baltimore Orioles for six innings, the last thing Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wanted to do was turn to his ineffective bullpen to finish the game.

Unfortunately, Martinez had no choice. And, not surprisingly, a one-run lead turned into a rare lopsided loss for the hottest team in the big leagues.

Trey Mancini hit two home runs , and Baltimore pummeled four Washington relievers in a 9-2 victory Wednesday night that provided the Orioles with a split of the two-game interleague series.

Washington was riding a 31-12 streak before losing for only the fourth time in 17 games. The loss kept them 6 1/2 games behind NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, who host the Nationals in a four-game series beginning Thursday night.

Recalled from Double-A Harrisburg to face the team with the worst record in the majors, Fedde allowed one run and five hits before being pulled with a 2-1 lead.

''That's the first time he's pitched in 14 days. That was good enough,'' Martinez said.'' He did well. He got us through the sixth inning.''

The Orioles promptly turned it around against a Washington bullpen that entered with a 5.86 ERA and 18 blown saves.

Wander Suero (2-5) faced five batters and retired only one of them. Anthony Santander and Chris Davis hit RBI singles, and Rio Ruiz delivered a sacrifice fly off Tony Sipp before Javy Guerra finally quelled the uprising.

But Mancini connected off Guerra in a five-run eighth. Mancini also homered in the fourth, breaking a run of 15 games without a long ball.

''You would love to get in the (opposing) bullpen every single night,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. ''We haven't done that a ton. It was nice to play some really good baseball the last couple innings.''

Fedde hasn't gone more than six innings this season, and Martinez wasn't about to break that trend with a pitcher who last started on July 2 for Triple-A Fresno.

''I was feeling good,'' Fedde said. ''They told me it was more of a safety thing, which I can always respect. I think I could have gone more, but I have to respect the decision.''

Adam Eaton drove in both runs for the Nationals, who absorbed their worst blowout defeat since June 15 (10-3 against Arizona).

Gabriel Ynoa (1-6) pitched 4 1/3 innings of two-hit relief for Baltimore to earn his first win since Sept. 21, 2017.

Mychal Givens shut down a two-on, two-out situation in the eighth and stayed on for his eighth save.

The start of the game was delayed by rain for 1 hour, 32 minutes.

A MINOR NO-NO

Pitching for the Orioles' Double-A affiliate, Michael Baumann threw a no-hitter for the Bowie Baysox against Washington's affiliate, the Harrisburg Senators, on Tuesday night.

The right-hander struck out 10 and walked two in a 6-0 victory.

Baumann was selected out of Jacksonville University in the third round of the 2017 draft.

FIRST PITCH

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and former Maryland defensive back Darnell Savage, the first-round pick of the Packers, both threw ceremonial first pitches. Jackson lobbed a strike , and Savage bounced one in front of the plate.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Orioles 2B Hanser Alberto left the team to be with his wife, who gave birth to the couple's second child Wednesday. He was not placed on paternity leave, and Hyde expected Alberto to return on Friday

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer (back strain) threw in the outfield for a second straight day and could come off the injured list Sunday for a start in Atlanta, depending on how he feels over the next couple of days.

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (knee) threw a side session Wednesday, and is on course to come off the IL next week. ... RHP Nate Karns (forearm strain) pitched two innings for Bowie on Wednesday. ... OF Dwight Smith Jr., who's stuck in an 0-for-30 skid, got the day off in part to deal with ''aches and pains,'' Hyde said.

UP NEXT

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (11-4, 3.46 ERA) starts for Washington against the Braves on Thursday night.

Orioles: After taking Thursday off, Baltimore and All-Star pitcher John Means (7-5, 2.94) take on the visiting Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game set.

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  • W: G. Ynoa (1-6)L: W. Suero (2-5)S: M. Givens (8)
  • HR: BAL - T. Mancini 2 (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Rendon 3B40100001.311.395.6091.0041.0
J. Soto LF20000203.301.405.542.9482.0
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M. Adams 1B40100010.238.276.514.7900.5
B. Dozier 2B40000001.231.326.434.7600.0
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J. Villar 2B51000002.255.319.407.7261.0
T. Mancini RF33232100.285.346.520.86715.0
K. Broxton CF00000000.176.233.264.4960.0
C. Sisco C42200010.267.375.573.9483.5
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A. Santander LF-RF31220000.273.326.414.7405.0
C. Davis 1B40210012.184.268.316.5842.5
S. Wilkerson CF-LF31210101.232.277.416.6935.0
R. Ruiz 3B30220000.240.309.340.6494.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Turner (18), A. Eaton (12)
    • SF - A. Eaton (3)
    • RBI - A. Eaton 2 (23)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Eaton (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rendon, J. Soto 3 (3), H. Kendrick 2 (2), G. Parra
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Wilkerson (9)
    • HR - T. Mancini 2 (19)
    • SF - A. Santander (2), R. Ruiz (2)
    • RBI - T. Mancini 3 (43), A. Santander 2 (18), C. Davis (24), S. Wilkerson (26), R. Ruiz 2 (27)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Wilkerson (7), R. Ruiz (17)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), R. Martin 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - V. Robles 2 (15), Y. Gomes
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - S. Wilkerson (3)
    • Picked Off - R. Ruiz (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Turner-Adams; Rendon-Turner-Adams)
    • E - B. Dozier (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Villar-Martin-Davis)
    • E - R. Ruiz (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Fedde6.05110213.501.3216.0
    W. Suero (L, 2-5) (BS, 4)0.13331005.581.31-12.0
    T. Sipp0.10001004.151.38-1.0
    J. Guerra0.13420013.861.18-5.0
    M. Grace1.03110106.171.49-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Fedde6.0
    W. Suero (L, 2-5) (BS, 4)0.1
    T. Sipp0.1
    J. Guerra0.1
    M. Grace1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Brooks2.22112004.691.201.0
    G. Ynoa (W, 1-6)4.12110206.311.5017.0
    P. Fry (H, 8)0.20001004.031.21-1.0
    M. Givens (S, 8)1.11000104.341.219.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Brooks2.2
    G. Ynoa (W, 1-6)4.1
    P. Fry (H, 8)0.2
    M. Givens (S, 8)1.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Fedde 66-40, W. Suero 19-9, T. Sipp 6-2, J. Guerra 13-8, M. Grace 18-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Fedde 9-3, J. Guerra 2-0, M. Grace 1-1
    • Batters Faced - E. Fedde 19, W. Suero 5, T. Sipp 2, J. Guerra 5, M. Grace 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Givens (4)
    • HBP - A. Brooks (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Brooks 56-29, G. Ynoa 67-47, P. Fry 12-8, M. Givens 23-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Brooks 4-3, G. Ynoa 5-6, P. Fry 2-1, M. Givens 2-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Brooks 12, G. Ynoa 15, P. Fry 4, M. Givens 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    T. Turner SS31100100.280.340.474.8144.0
    A. Eaton RF30120000.282.365.387.7524.0
    A. Rendon 3B40100001.311.395.6091.0041.0
    J. Soto LF20000203.301.405.542.9482.0
    H. Kendrick DH40000003.327.379.556.9350.0
    M. Adams 1B40100010.238.276.514.7900.5
    B. Dozier 2B40000001.231.326.434.7600.0
    V. Robles CF41100021.250.322.438.7605.0
    Y. Gomes C20000000.202.298.290.5883.0
    a- G. Parra PH10000001.224.284.362.6460.0
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    W. Suero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Sipp P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    • a-grounded out for Gomes in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar 2B51000002.255.319.407.7261.0
    T. Mancini RF33232100.285.346.520.86715.0
    K. Broxton CF00000000.176.233.264.4960.0
    C. Sisco C42200010.267.375.573.9483.5
    R. Nunez DH41100002.245.307.495.8022.0
    A. Santander LF-RF31220000.273.326.414.7405.0
    C. Davis 1B40210012.184.268.316.5842.5
    S. Wilkerson CF-LF31210101.232.277.416.6935.0
    R. Ruiz 3B30220000.240.309.340.6494.0
    R. Martin SS40100012.162.220.272.4920.5
    A. Brooks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Turner (18), A. Eaton (12)
      • SF - A. Eaton (3)
      • RBI - A. Eaton 2 (23)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Eaton (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rendon, J. Soto 3 (3), H. Kendrick 2 (2), G. Parra
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Wilkerson (9)
      • HR - T. Mancini 2 (19)
      • SF - A. Santander (2), R. Ruiz (2)
      • RBI - T. Mancini 3 (43), A. Santander 2 (18), C. Davis (24), S. Wilkerson (26), R. Ruiz 2 (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Wilkerson (7), R. Ruiz (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), R. Martin 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - V. Robles 2 (15), Y. Gomes
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - S. Wilkerson (3)
      • Picked Off - R. Ruiz (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Turner-Adams; Rendon-Turner-Adams)
      • E - B. Dozier (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Villar-Martin-Davis)
      • E - R. Ruiz (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Fedde6.05110213.501.3216.0
      W. Suero (L, 2-5) (BS, 4)0.13331005.581.31-12.0
      T. Sipp0.10001004.151.38-1.0
      J. Guerra0.13420013.861.18-5.0
      M. Grace1.03110106.171.49-0.5
      Total8.01497232---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Fedde6.0
      W. Suero (L, 2-5) (BS, 4)0.1
      T. Sipp0.1
      J. Guerra0.1
      M. Grace1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Brooks2.22112004.691.201.0
      G. Ynoa (W, 1-6)4.12110206.311.5017.0
      P. Fry (H, 8)0.20001004.031.21-1.0
      M. Givens (S, 8)1.11000104.341.219.5
      Total9.0522330---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Brooks2.2
      G. Ynoa (W, 1-6)4.1
      P. Fry (H, 8)0.2
      M. Givens (S, 8)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Fedde 66-40, W. Suero 19-9, T. Sipp 6-2, J. Guerra 13-8, M. Grace 18-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Fedde 9-3, J. Guerra 2-0, M. Grace 1-1
      • Batters Faced - E. Fedde 19, W. Suero 5, T. Sipp 2, J. Guerra 5, M. Grace 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Givens (4)
      • HBP - A. Brooks (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Brooks 56-29, G. Ynoa 67-47, P. Fry 12-8, M. Givens 23-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Brooks 4-3, G. Ynoa 5-6, P. Fry 2-1, M. Givens 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Brooks 12, G. Ynoa 15, P. Fry 4, M. Givens 5
      • 8TH INNING
        Ruiz singled to deep right center, Wilkerson scored29
        Wilkerson doubled to deep right center, Nunez scored28
        Santander hit sacrifice fly to center, Sisco scored27
        Mancini homered to left center, Villar scored26
      • 7TH INNING
        Ruiz hit sacrifice fly to center, Santander scored24
        Davis singled to center, Sisco scored, Santander to second23
        Santander singled to deep right center, Mancini scored, Sisco to third22
      • 5TH INNING
        Eaton doubled to left center, Turner scored21
      • 4TH INNING
        Mancini homered to center11
      • 3RD INNING
        Eaton hit sacrifice fly to left, Robles scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Keon Broxton in center field
        • M. Adams: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Adams singled to center
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Dozier flied out to deep right
        • V. Robles: Ball, Adams to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
        • Gerardo Parra hit for Yan Gomes
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Parra grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Paul Fry relieved Gabriel Ynoa
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Turner grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Eaton lined out to left
        • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Rendon safe at first on 3rd baseman Ruiz fielding error
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto walked, Rendon to second
        • Mychal Givens relieved Paul Fry
        • H. Kendrick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kendrick grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Villar safe at first on 2nd baseman Dozier throwing error
        • T. Mancini: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Mancini homered to left center, Villar scored
        • C. Sisco: Sisco singled to right
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez singled to left, Sisco to third, Nunez to second
        • Matt Grace relieved Javy Guerra
        • A. Santander: Foul, Santander hit sacrifice fly to center, Sisco scored
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Wilkerson doubled to deep right center, Nunez scored
        • R. Ruiz: Strike swinging, Ruiz singled to deep right center, Wilkerson scored
        • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Martin singled to shallow right, Ruiz to second
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (5 Runs, 6 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Dozier flied out to deep right
        • V. Robles: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Robles grounded out to third
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gomes fouled out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wander Suero relieved Erick Fedde
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sisco singled to center, Mancini to second
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Nunez flied out to deep right, Mancini to third
        • A. Santander: Santander singled to deep right center, Mancini scored, Sisco to third
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis singled to center, Sisco scored, Santander to second
        • Tony Sipp relieved Wander Suero
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wilkerson walked, Santander to third, Davis to second
        • R. Ruiz: Ruiz hit sacrifice fly to center, Santander scored
        • Javy Guerra relieved Tony Sipp
        • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Martin grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soto grounded out to first
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Adams: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ruiz grounded out to second
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin grounded out to third
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • V. Robles: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes lined out to right
        • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Turner doubled to deep right center
        • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Eaton doubled to left center, Turner scored
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Rendon grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Santander flied out to deep center
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis singled to left
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Wilkerson grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Davis out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • G. Ynoa Pitching:
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kendrick grounded out to third
        • M. Adams: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams fouled out to first
        • B. Dozier: Foul, Dozier lined out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Villar lined out to left
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini homered to center
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sisco flied out to deep left
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier flied out to deep right
        • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Robles singled to left
        • Y. Gomes: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Robles stole second, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gomes hit by pitch
        • T. Turner: Strike looking, Robles stole third, Gomes to second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Eaton hit sacrifice fly to left, Robles scored
        • A. Rendon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rendon reached on an infield single to shortstop, Gomes to third, Turner to second
        • Gabriel Ynoa relieved Aaron Brooks
        • J. Soto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Soto lined out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wilkerson singled to right center
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Wilkerson caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Strike swinging, Ruiz singled to center
        • R. Martin: Strike (foul tip), Ruiz picked off at first, catcher to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto walked
        • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Soto out at second
        • M. Adams: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Adams grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Nunez grounded out to third
        • A. Santander: Foul, Santander singled to center
        • C. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded into double play shortstop to first, Santander out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • T. Turner: Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Eaton grounded out to second
        • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rendon flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • E. Fedde Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mancini grounded out to second
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)