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(AP) Jason Hammel held the Nationals to two runs in his longest start of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 Monday.


Nick Markakis and Yamaico Navarro each drove in two runs and the Orioles had 15 hits, including three from Manny Machado.


Hammel (7-2) improved to 4-0 at Nationals Park, striking out eight without a walk and allowing eight hits. He struck out Tyler Moore to end the sixth inning and strand the potential tying run.


Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez (3-3) kept Baltimore scoreless until the fourth when the Orioles scored three runs. Navarro's bloop RBI single tied the score at 1 and put runners on first and second with one out. After Hammel bunted, Markakis hit a two-out, two-run single.


The Nationals played without Bryce Harper, who has swelling in his left knee.


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