MLB: Atlanta 5, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Justin Upton's two-run homer put Atlanta in front in the sixth inning Wednesday and the Braves moved to the brink of a division title by downing Washington 5-2.

MLB: Washington 6, Philadelphia 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Wilson Ramos hit a solo homer and drove in three runs Friday in leading Washington to a 6-1 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Washington 2, Miami 1

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Ross Ohlendorf twirled five innings of one-run ball Tuesday and the Washington Nationals used a pair of first-inning runs to get past Miami 2-1.

MLB: Detroit 11, Washington 1

DETROIT, July 31 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter had four hits and scored runs in both of Detroit's five-run innings Wednesday in pacing the Tigers to an 11-1 interleague victory over Washington.

MLB: Washington 2, New York Mets 1 (2nd game)

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman hit a one-out home run in the ninth Friday to give Washington a 2-1 win over the New York Mets and a split of a day-night doubleheader.

MLB: Washington 5, San Diego 4

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman drove in the go-ahead run and Adam LaRoche made a diving stop Saturday to secure Washington's 5-4 victory over San Diego.

MLB: Washington 5, Colorado 1

DENVER, June 13 (UPI) -- Ross Ohlendorf celebrated his return to the majors by teaming with three relievers on a three-hitter Wednesday, giving Washington a 5-1 win over Colorado.

MLB: Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 5

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Clint Barmes launched a grand slam to highlight a nine-run fourth inning Sunday and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an 11-5 victory over San Diego.

MLB: San Diego 7, Chicago Cubs 4

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Carlos Quentin hit a three-run homer Tuesday to lead the San Diego Padres past the visiting Chicago Cubs 7-4.

MLB: Cincinnati 9, San Diego 4

CINCINNATI, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Johnny Cueto won his fifth consecutive start and the Reds' offense had a six-run inning Thursday in Cincinnati's 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres.

MLB: Miami 4, San Diego 2

MIAMI, July 28 (UPI) -- Nathan Eovaldi won in his debut with the Marlins and scored on a Jose Reyes home run Saturday in Miami's 4-2 victory over San Diego.

MLB: San Diego 3, Colorado 2

SAN DIEGO, July 22 (UPI) -- San Diego's Will Venable drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single Sunday, sending the Padres past Colorado 3-2.

MLB: Arizona 8, Pittsburgh 5

PHOENIX, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Miguel Montero went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and Arizona moved closer to clinching the National League West Wednesday with an 8-5 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Pitcher Ross Ohlendorf put Pittsburgh in front with his first major league homer Thursday, sending the Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Florida 3, Pittsburgh 2

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Josh Johnson rebounded from his worst start of the year Wednesday and barely out-dueled Ross Ohlendorf to bring Florida to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.
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Ross Ohlendorf
St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols yells out in pain after getting hit in the back by a Pittsburgh Pirates Ross Ohlendorf pitch in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Curtis Ross Ohlendorf (born August 8, 1982, in Austin, Texas) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is known for his hard-biting sinker. He can hit 97 mph with a two-seam sinking fastball, and he's working to improve his developing changeup, slider, and breaking ball.

Ohlendorf was born in Austin, Texas. His family owns a Texas Longhorn ranch that Ohlendorf helps maintain. He graduated from St. Stephen's Episcopal High School in Austin in 2001 where he was a two-sport athlete, playing basketball and baseball.

Ohlendorf majored in Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University where in 2002, as a freshman pitcher, he was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Ohlendorf, a second-team All-Ivy selection, was 3rd in the League with a 3.02 ERA. He finished with a 6-2 record. As a student, he penned a 140-page senior thesis entitled Investing in Prospects: A Look at the Financial Successes of Major League Baseball Rule IV Drafts from 1989 to 1993 Ohlendorf was one of six Ivy Leaguers on major league rosters at the beginning of the 2009 season.

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