Game Thread: Orioles (48-40) @ Nationals (48-39)

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WASHINGTON - JUNE 18: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Chicago White Sox at Nationals Park on June 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

It’s time once again for the “MASN Cup” (or “The Battle of the Beltways,” if you prefer) as the Orioles head down I-95 to take on the Nats for two games at Nationals Park before the Nats return the favor for two at OPACY.

Both teams are once again at or near the top of their respective divisions, so we should be in for some good, quality baseball here in the Mid-Atlantic this week.

 

LINEUPS

Orioles

RF Nick Markakis

3B Manny Machado

CF Adam Jones

LF Nelson Cruz

1B Chris Davis

SS J.J. Hardy

C Nick Hundley

2B Jonathan Schoop

P Chris Tillman (7-4, 4.21)

Nationals

CF Denard Span

2B Anthony Rendon

RF Jayson Werth

1B Adam LaRoche

3B Ryan Zimmerman

LF Bryce Harper

SS Ian Desmond

C Wilson Ramos

P Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 3.53)

 

Current Streak

Orioles Won 2

Nationals Won 2

 

Last 10

Orioles 7-3

Nationals 7-3

 

TidBits

The O’s have faced Strasburg just once, scoring a single run off him in 5.0 IP.

Werth is hitting .450 with 2 HR and 9 RBI over the past week.

Adam Jones and Steve Pearce were named co-AL Players of the Week. Jones has hit in 10 straight and 16 of 17. Over the last 10, he’s 17-for-35 with 2 HR and 6 RBI.  Pearce cooled off in Boston, going just 3-for-15, but was 10-for-24 with 4 doubles, 3 HR, and 9 RBI in the previous six games.

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