Game 143 lineups: Nats vs. Orioles

The Battle of the Beltways was split last year, with the Nationals and Orioles sweeping three-game series on their respective home fields. A Nationals win tonight would ensure a season split for the second year in a row.

The two rivals split two games in June at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the first game of this two-game set in D.C. last night. The Nationals hope Patrick Corbin and a resurgent offense can earn the split tonight. 

Corbin was charged with three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts over four innings in a rain-shortened loss to the Orioles on June 22. He also gave up home runs to Austin Hays (who ended up hitting for the cycle in a game that was called after just six innings) and Anthony Santander. In his career, Corbin is 1-4 with a 5.50 ERA in seven appearances (six starts) against Baltimore.

Tyler Wells makes his 22nd start of the season tonight, but just his second since coming off the injured list last week with a left oblique strain. The right-hander completed only two innings on 34 pitches against the Blue Jays in his return. In that June 22 matchup against Corbin, Wells tossed five scoreless innings with four walks and four strikeouts.

While Wells continues to stretch out, old friend Austin Voth is expected to back him up as a long reliever out of the bullpen. The Nats designated Voth for assignment on May 31 and the Orioles selected him off waivers on June 7. In 19 relief appearances with the Nats, Voth had a 10.13 ERA and 2.143 WHIP. In 18 games (14 starts) with the Orioles, Voth has a 2.82 ERA and 1.209 WHIP.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Clear, 76 degrees, wind 6 mph left field to right field 


RF Lane Thomas
1B Joey Meneses
2B Luis García
DH Luke Voit
LF César Hernández
SS CJ Abrams
CF Alex Call
3B Ildemaro Vargas
C Riley Adams

LHP Patrick Corbin


LF Austin Hays
C Adley Rutschman
1B Ryan Mountcastle
RF Anthony Santander
2B Ramón Urías
DH Jesús Aguilar
CF Ryan McKenna
3B Gunnar Henderson
SS Jorge Mateo

RHP Tyler Wells

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