By Sam Bush
Kyle Schwarber homered in the first inning and the Nats erased an early three-run deficit, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 to complete a three-game sweep.
Trea Turner had two hits for the Nationals, and his fourth-inning sacrifice fly broke a 4-all tie. Alex Avila doubled twice and scored the go-ahead run.
Patrick Corbin (3-3) labored through 5 2/3 innings for the win, allowing four runs and 11 hits. The left-hander gave up three runs in the first and then watched as Washington (20-23) scored four in the bottom half, including a two-run shot by Schwarber.
“It was great to see our offense after that first, put up four runs and get the lead back,” Corbin said. “Just trying to pitch as deep in the game as I can. Obviously frustrating, the way that it went.”
Brad Hand worked the ninth for his seventh save in nine chances.
Baltimore (17-29) has dropped six straight and 13 of 15.
Matt Harvey (3-5) lost his fourth consecutive start. He permitted six runs, five earned, in 4 2/3 innings.
“In my mind, a starter goes six, seven innings,” Harvey said. “The way we’ve been going the last week, two weeks, our bullpen is being used way too early and way too often. Just have to as a whole, be better at that. I’m the first one to blame on all those issues.”
Freddy Galvis had two hits and scored two runs for the Orioles. Maikel Franco drove in two.
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