Former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hit his first home run as a member of the Nationals on Tuesday night.
Wieters’ homer, a solo shot to right field, came in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals of the Nationals’ 8-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Nationals took a 4-2 lead on Wieters' home run. He finished the game 2 for 3.
Earlier in the fourth, Jayson Werth homered to left center. In the fifth inning, Daniel Murphy hit a two-run shot to right field.
Tuesday night’s game was the second of a three-game home series against the Cardinals. The Nationals won 14-6 Monday night. The teams will play again Wednesday.
Wieters, 30, spent the first eight seasons of his MLB career with the Orioles before signing a one-year, $10.5 million deal with the Nationals in February.
During his time with the Orioles, Wieters was a four-time All-Star and a two-time Gold Glove Award winner. He also hit 117 home runs, including 17 last season.
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ATLANTA -- R.A. Dickey frustrated Washington with his knuckleball for eight innings, Ozzie Albies had three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night.
After Ryan Zimmerman's leadoff homer in the second inning, the 42-year-old Dickey gave up only one hit -- a two-out single by Trea Turner in the third -- over the next five innings. Turner was picked off first base.
Dickey (10-10) gave up two runs, four hits and no walks. He made a strong case that the Braves should pick up his $8 million club option for 2018.
Zimmerman lined his homer into the left-field seats, tying the game at 1. He set a career high with his 34th homer, his fourth off Dickey this season.
Arodys Vizcaino struck out the side in a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances. It was a strong return to form after Vizcaino walked all three batters he faced in a blown save Wednesday night.
The Braves scored two runs in the fourth off Tanner Roark (13-10). Albies singled, moved to third on catcher Matt Wieters' wild pickoff attempt and scored the go-ahead run on Freddie Freeman's fly ball to deep left field. Nick Markakis doubled past Zimmerman at first base and scored on Johan Camargo's single up the middle.
The Nationals trimmed the Braves' lead to one in the eighth. Anthony Rendon doubled to left field and scored on Wieters' two-out single.
Ender Inciarte continued his push for 200 hits when he led off the first with a triple to right field. It was his 191st hit, the third-highest total in the majors. Inciarte scored on Albies' single.
The game was delayed several minutes in the middle of the eighth. There was confusion as Nationals manager Dusty Baker attempted to make several defensive changes and had to go over the changes with home plate umpire Nic Lentz, who also took questions from Braves manager Brian Snitker.
Ryan Zimmerman's resurgent season continues to get more and more impressive.
Zimmerman hit his 34th home run of the season on Thursday night, setting a new career high.
His previous career high was set in 2009, when he hit 33 while slashing .292/.364/.525 with a .888 OPS.
He didn't get cheated on it, either:
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