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Washington sweeps Baltimore, heads into series with Reds | Locked On Nats

Listen to the Locked On Nationals podcast with Josh Neighbors for your latest news and insight during Washington's season.

WASHINGTON — Josh Neighbors and Max Rayman discuss the Nationals sweep of the Orioles. 

In the last game of the series, Kyle Schwarber homered in the first inning and the Washington Nationals immediately erased an early three-run deficit, lifting Washington to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

“It was great to see our offense after that first, put up four runs and get the lead back,” Patrick Corbin said on Sunday after the sweep. “Just trying to pitch as deep in the game as I can. Obviously frustrating, the way that it went."

Listen to the Locked On Nationals podcast with Josh Neighbors for your latest news and insight during Washington's season.

DOOLITTLE RETURNS

When the Nationals host Cincinnati on Tuesday it will mark the return of reliever Sean Doolittle, who was extremely popular with fans during his 3 1/2 seasons in Washington.

The 34-year-old lefty's Reds teammates asked Doolittle if his tribute video in Washington was going to “be colorized because I’m so old,” he said from Cincinnati.

Doolittle's new teammates on the Reds are eager to see the salute.

“That’s not my way of asking for a thank you video. That’s them disrespecting their elders," Doolittle said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: OF Victor Robles was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Wednesday with a sprained right ankle. ... Washington put RHP Will Harris on the 10-day IL with inflammation in his right hand and recalled RHP Kyle McGowin from Triple-A Rochester.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (4-2, 2.24 ERA) faces RHP Tyler Mahle (2-2, 4.20) in the opener of a three-game series with the Reds on Tuesday night. Scherzer is 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA and 55 strikeouts in five starts against Cincinnati.

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