September 18, 2018

PHOTOS: Washington Nationals Win Final Game of Battle of Beltway

The Washington Nationals hosted the Baltimore Orioles for the first of two “Battle of the Beltway” meetings this season, May 18-20, 2012. The weather was perfect, both teams are at the top of their divisions and fans poured into Nationals Park over the weekend.

Quick highlights from Sunday’s game: Nationals won 9-3. RHP Stephen Strasburg hit his first MLB home run and took a curtain call. Jesus Flores and Danny Espinosa also hit home runs. Washington Capitals Jason Chimera threw out ceremonial first pitch. The Nats won on Jayson Werth’s birthday. You can read the full game re-cap here.

Here is a small sampling of our photos from May 20, 2012 Nats 9-3 win. Enjoy.

Caps Jason Chimera throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Nats Park, May 20 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Starting lineups for Orioles v. Nats, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg pitched five innings and earned his fourth win, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ian Desmond batted in 5th spot and went 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Orioles CF Adam Jones at the plate (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones GIDP: Zim to Espi to LaRoche. Nick Markakis out at 2nd, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones GIDP: Zim to Espi to LaRoche. Nick Markakis out at 2nd, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals Catcher Jesus Flores, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Baltimore Orioles LHP Wei-Yin Chen, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals LF Tyler Moore at the plate and got to start in LF, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Baltimore Orioles RF Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 at the plate, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was nice to see Orioles 2B Brian Roberts in the dugout, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg pitched five innings and earned his fourth win, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

I love that Bryce Harper wears stirrups, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa scores on Bryce Harper’s triple in 3rd inning, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

It was nice to see Washington Nationals Catcher Wilson Ramos (DL) in the dugout smiling at Orioles v. Nats game on May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Abe won the President’s Race, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals Michael Morse congratulating Jesus Flores on home run in 4th inning, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth congratulating Jesus Flores on his solo home run in 4th inning, Orioles v. Nats, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

3B Coach Bo Porter congratulating Stephen Strasburg on his 1st MLB home run, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Stephen Strasburg was stoic after hitting his 1st MLB homer, but finally cracked a smile as he entered dugout, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg takes a curtain call after hitting his 1st MLB home run in 4th inning, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Jesus Flores (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

The Duck Dynasty guys were at Nats Park! May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals CF Bryce Harper scores in 3rd inning, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals RHP Tyler Clippard pitched 8th inning and earned 10th hold against Baltimore Orioles, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Edwin Jackson poured bag of peanuts on Gio’s head. May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Edwin Jackson poured bag of peanuts on Gio’s head, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa hits 2-run homer on fly ball to CF and 8th inning (scoring Lombardozzi and taps him on helmet), May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Baltimore Orioles CF Adam Jones, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Former National Nick Johnson pinch hit in the 9th inning and GIDP to end game, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Stephen Strasburg was Player of the Game, May 20, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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