Game 159 lineups: Nats at Orioles

BALTIMORE – Sure, the Nationals would love to win a game against the Orioles before season’s end. But first, they’d like to just score a run against them.

These two teams have played 27 innings against each other so far in 2023, and the Nats have yet to score in any of them. They’ve gone 0-3 by a combined score of 6-0, having twice been shut out 1-0, including Tuesday night here at Camden Yards. So perhaps tonight’s the night they finally see somebody in a curly W helmet safely cross the plate.

Patrick Corbin gets the ball for his final start of the season. The left-hander has been better this year, to be sure. But he still enters with a 5.13 ERA, 1.466 WHIP and league-leading 14 losses. In order to end his season with a sub-5.00 ERA, Corbin would need to either go seven innings allowing one earned run or five scoreless innings.

The Orioles, by the way, have a chance to clinch the American League East title tonight. They need to win and have the Rays lose to the Red Sox, so there will be plenty of scoreboard watching taking place at Camden Yards.

Where: Camden Yards
Gametime: 6:35 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 68 degrees, wind 7 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

LHP Patrick Corbin

LF Austin Hays
DH Adley Rutschman
1B Anthony Santander
RF Aaron Hicks
3B Gunnar Henderson
2B Jordan Westburg
C James McCann
CF Cedric Mullins
SS Jorge Mateo

RHP Grayson Rodriguez

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