at Camden Yards
Saturday, April 1 Nationals at the plate: Washington put a runner in scoring position in each of the first three innings, but it didn't score until Daryle Ward hit a solo homer in the fourth inning. Jose Vidro hit a two-run double down the left-field line to pull the Nationals into a 3-3 tie. Washington had at least two baserunners in three of the first four innings. Orioles at the plate: Miguel Tejada had gone all of Spring Training without a home run, but he changed that with a two-run blast in the first inning. Later on, Tejada drilled a run-scoring single. Luis Matos delivered a tie-breaking double in the sixth inning, and the O's scored four times after that. Nick Markakis doubled and legged out two infield singles.
The Nationals leave for New York after Saturday's game and will open up against the Mets on Monday at 1:10 p.m. ET. Veterans Livan Hernandez and Tom Glavine will face off at Shea Stadium.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less