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Hammel silences Nats, O's triumph 6-2

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Hammel silences Nats, O's triumph 6-2
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jason Hammel (39) grabs a ball hit by Washington Nationals' Adam LaRoche, …

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jason Hammel held the Nationals to two runs in his longest start of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 Monday.

Nick Markakis and Yamaico Navarro each drove in two runs and the Orioles had 15 hits, including three from Manny Machado.

Hammel (7-2) improved to 4-0 at Nationals Park, striking out eight without a walk and allowing eight hits. He struck out Tyler Moore to end the sixth inning and strand the potential tying run.

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez (3-3) kept Baltimore scoreless until the fourth when the Orioles scored three runs. Navarro's bloop RBI single tied the score at 1 and put runners on first and second with one out. After Hammel bunted, Markakis hit a two-out, two-run single.

The Nationals played without Bryce Harper, who has swelling in his left knee.

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