With two outs in the first inning, Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann served up a home run to Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones to give the O's a 1-0 lead. As Jones rounded third he patted the Baltimore patch on his left arm in pride and excitement. Those feelings were quickly erased in the next part of the inning as the Nationals tied up the game 1-1 with the help of a Nationals favorite.
With two outs in the bottom of the first-inning, All-Star third baseman Ryan Zimmerman came to the plate to face O's pitcher Brian Matusz. On a 1-0 fastball he crushed the ball deep, deep over the left field wall at Nationals Park to tie the game. It is the first home run for Zimmerman since April 5th. Zimmerman missed nearly two months of action getting over an abdominal strain and surgery.
The game is moving into the fifth-inning with the combatants in the Battle of the Beltways even.