Game 158 lineups: Nats at Orioles

BALTIMORE – Hello from Camden Yards, where we’ve got a rare late-September edition of the Battle of the Beltways. The stakes the next two nights are quite different for these teams, with the Nationals down to the final five games of their season and the Orioles trying to clinch their first division title since 2014. Their magic number is three, so it can’t happen tonight, but it could happen Wednesday night depending on what the Rays do against the Red Sox.

The Nats will try to do their part to prevent the celebration from happening while they’re in town, beginning tonight with Josiah Gray on the mound. The right-hander is coming off a strong outing against the White Sox, allowing one run over five innings. He enters with an ERA of exactly 4.00, so a good start tonight could help him wrap up the year with an ERA that begins with a three, which would be nice.

Kyle Bradish gets the ball for the Orioles, looking to lower his ERA under 3.00, which would be quite the accomplishment for the 27-year-old right-hander. Bradish faced the Nationals way back on April 19 in D.C., tossing six scoreless for his first win of the season.

Where: Camden Yards
Gametime: 6:35 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees, wind 10 mph in from center field

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
C Keibert Ruiz
DH Joey Meneses
2B Luis García
1B Dominic Smith
3B Ildemaro Vargas
LF Jake Alu
CF Jacob Young

RHP Josiah Gray

SS Gunnar Henderson
C Adley Rutschman
DH Anthony Santander
1B Ryan O’Hearn
RF Aaron Hicks
CF Cedric Mullins
LF Austin Hays
2B Adam Frazier
3B Ramón Urías

RHP Kyle Bradish

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