Orioles hit 2 HRs, rally past Nationals 7-3

WASHINGTON (AP) - Caleb Joseph homered and drove in three runs, J.J. Hardy had four hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday night in a duel between neighboring first-place teams.

Nick Markakis homered for the Orioles, who trailed 3-1 before rallying for their eighth win in 11 games.

Hardy and Ryan Flaherty opened the seventh with successive doubles off Tanner Roark (11-7) to tie it at 3. Delmon Young followed with an RBI single - making him 9 for 17 as a pinch-hitter this season - and Adam Jones capped the uprising with a run-scoring single, Baltimore's sixth hit of the inning.

Joseph singled in two runs in the eighth to make it 7-3.

Kevin Gausman (6-3) gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings for the Orioles.


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