Trumbo, Schoop hit HRs to help Orioles beat Nationals 4-3
BALTIMORE (AP) Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 38th home run, Jonathan Schoop also went deep and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Monday night in a matchup between neighboring contenders.
Rookie Dylan Bundy (7-4) pitched six innings of three-hit ball for the Orioles, who had lost five of their previous six games - all at home. The victory lifted Baltimore within two games of first-place Toronto in the AL East.
Bundy gave up two runs, walked four and struck out four. He's 5-3 with a 3.56 ERA in eight games since joining the rotation July 17.
Zach Britton worked a perfect ninth for his 38th save. The left-hander has not allowed an earned run in 43 games since May 5.
The Orioles did all their scoring against A.J. Cole (0-1) in his season debut. Cole was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to replace scheduled starter Stephen Strasburg, who was placed on the 15-day disabled.