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Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles matched a season high with their fifth straight win, 6-5 over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Jones had three hits as the AL East leaders improved to 15-5 on the road. Washington lost its third in a row. Jason Hammel (5-1) pitched 5 1-3 innings for the win, allowing four runs and six hits. Baltimore relievers Luis Ayala, Troy Patton and Pedro Strop combined for 2 2-3 scoreless innings. Orioles closer Jim Johnson allowed two-out home run in the ninth to Ryan Zimmerman, who had three hits. But Johnson but struck out Adam LaRoche for his 15th save in as many chances this year, and his 23rd straight. The Orioles scored two runs in the second off Ross Detwiler (3-3). Wilson Betemit led off with a single, Xavier Avery drew a one-out walk, Hammel sacrificed and both runners scored on Robert Andino's single. Jones hit his 14th home run of the year in the third, a shot that landed just over the Orioles...
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