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Orioles go for 7th Straight at Washington

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The Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals in the 3rd game of a 4 game series on Wednesday at Nationals Park. The Battle of the Belway series has each team hoping their starting pitchers can make it deep into the game.

Wade Miley, who is is 1-1 this season with a 2.27 ERA, faced only four batters Friday. He got hit by line drives twice in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox. The left-hander exited after only two-thirds of an inning because of a left wrist bruise. Stephen Strasburg blanked the Philadelphia Phillies for 5 2/3 innings. He also hit a home run on Friday. It was the first time this season the right-hander did not go at least seven innings. Strasburg has 2.66 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Nationals as -180-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total opened at 7.5. The moneyline now has the Nationals at -164 and the total is still at 7.5.

Baltimore was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They won as +143 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. They are a bit short-handed in the bullpen now. The team still feeling the effects from two games in which the starters came out early. Miley’s game plus the matchup in Boston where starter Kevin Gausman got tossed in the second inning.

The Washington bullpen has been a major source of trouble all season. After giving up three runs in 3 1/3 innings in the loss Tuesday, the Nationals’ relievers are ranked last in the National League with a 5.47 ERA.

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