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Ryan Zimmerman Hits Three Home Runs As Nationals, Orioles' Power Surge Continues




    The Beltway Series transitioned from Nationals Park to Camden Yards Wednesday, but the power surge that highlighted Tuesday's contest followed the Nationals and Orioles to Baltimore. Both teams combined for eight home runs during the Orioles' 9-6 victory, one night after combining for six in the Nationals' 9-3 win.

    Ryan Zimmerman, who entered the game with just three home runs, matched his season output with the first three-homer game of his career. All three came off Chris Tillman, who Zimmerman had never faced prior to Wednesday's game.

    It was the ninth time in Washington/Montreal franchise history that a player hit three home runs in a game, five of which have been by third basemen.

    Roger Bernadina also added his second home run in as many nights, sending a moonshot onto Eutaw Street in the top of the fourth.

    Yet while Zimmerman may have hit three home runs, the Orioles still staged a comeback from a 6-2 deficit thanks to home runs from Nick Markakis, Steve Pearce and Chris Davis, who hit his major league-leading 19th home run (his second of the game) to cap it.

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