Washington Nationals beat Baltimore Orioles 17-5 in biggest outburst in Nats history

The Nats' Jayson Werth, seen here in a file photo, drove in four runs and hit a pair of home runs Friday.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Danny Espinosa homered and drove in five runs, Jayson Werth hit two homers and had four RBIs, and the Nationals had their biggest offensive outing since moving to Washington in a 17-5 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

Roger Bernadina, Wilson Ramos and Laynce Nix also homered for the Nationals, who recorded a season-high 19 hits after being shut out in consecutive games. The six homers also set a Nationals record.

Espinosa hit a three-run shot in the second, an RBI triple in the fourth and singled in a run in the fifth, falling a double shy of becoming the third Nationals player to hit for the cycle.

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