Game 72 lineups: Nats vs. Orioles

The Nationals scored nine runs last night, so you can understand why Davey Martinez is going with the same lineup tonight (aside from a swap of catchers, and of course pitchers). That does mean, however, that Michael A. Taylor is again on the bench, despite the fact he’s 12-for-22 with a .600 on-base percentage and 1.236 OPS the last two weeks.

That lineup is going up against right-hander Andrew Cashner, one of the Orioles’ big offseason signings who like the rest of the team has been enduring through a difficult year. He’s 2-8 with a 4.98 ERA in 13 starts.

Gonzalez-Throw-Blue-Sidebar.jpgGio Gonzalez starts for the Nationals, and he was outstanding when he pitched at Camden Yards last month: 7 2/3 scoreless innings. Things haven’t gone as well for the lefty since; he has allowed 12 runs and 20 hits in 16 1/3 innings over his last three outings.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Chance of storms, 82 degrees, wind 7 mph out to center field

NATIONALS
RF Adam Eaton
LF Juan Soto
3B Anthony Rendon
CF Bryce Harper
1B Daniel Murphy
SS Trea Turner
2B Wilmer Difo
C Pedro Severino
LHP Gio Gonzalez

ORIOLES
LF Trey Mancini
CF Adam Jones
SS Manny Machado
3B Danny Valencia
2B Jonathan Schoop
1B Mark Trumbo
C Caleb Joseph
RF Craig Gentry
RHP Andrew Cashner

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