Orioles lineup vs. Nationals

WASHINGTON – The Orioles begin a two-game series tonight against the Nationals with Gunnar Henderson playing third base, Kyle Stowers in left field and Austin Hays in right.

Rougned Odor, who left Sunday’s game with a bruised right hand, is on the bench. Ramón Urías is playing second base.

Anthony Santander is the designated hitter.

Hays had his first multi-hit game Sunday since Aug. 27 in Houston.

Dean Kremer has never faced the Nationals.

The Orioles are 52-15 when allowing three runs or fewer. They have a 23-19-4 series record.

Nationals right-hander Cory Abbott was the Cubs’ second-round pick in the 2017 draft out of Loyola Marymount University. Washington selected him off waivers from the Giants in May and he’s registered a 4.22 ERA and 1.188 WHIP in 12 game (five starts).

Abbott is making his second start since Aug. 17. He held the Cardinals to one run over 4 1/3 innings on Sept. 7.

His last five appearances have been on the road. Abbott’s last game at Nats Park was his Aug. 17 start against the Cubs, when he allowed two runs and three hits in six innings.

Right-handers are slashing .190/.242/.431 against Abbott, and left-handers are slashing .222/.338/.508. He has a 2.84 ERA and 0.947 WHIP in six home games and a 6.23 ERA and 1.539 WHIP in six road games.

For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Adley Rutschman C
Anthony Santander DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Gunnar Henderson 3B
Ramón Urías 2B
Kyle Stowers LF
Austin Hays RF
Jorge Mateo SS

Dean Kremer RHP

Reliever Rico Garcia cleared outright waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles designated him for assignment on Sunday after claiming catcher Cam Gallagher off waivers from the Padres.

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