Lineups: Orioles vs. Nats in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - It’s a while since the Orioles traveled to West Palm Beach for a Grapefruit League game - 1997, to be exact. That’s when the Braves and Expos shared Municipal Stadium and the Birds would travel up from their spring camp in Fort Lauderdale.

But the opening of Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter spelled the end to the Braves-Expos pairing in 1998. The Braves headed to Orlando and the Expos to new digs in Jupiter before swapping complexes with the Viera-based Marlins in 2003.

Max Scherzer has the honors for the Nationals as they host the Orioles this afternoon. It’ll be Scherzer’s third start of the spring and manager Davey Martinez hopes to get him through four innings and up to about 60 pitches.

Kendrick-Swing-Blue-NLCS-Sidebar.jpgHowie Kendrick shifts to designated hitter today, with Jake Noll getting a start at first base.

Former Nationals catcher Pedro Severino starts behind the plate for the Orioles.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS. WASHINGTON NATIONALS

Where: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EST
TV: None
Radio: None
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 80 degrees, wind 17 mph out to left field

ORIOLES
2B Hanser Alberto
DH Anthony Santander
1B Chris Davis
LF Ryan Mountcastle
SS José Iglesias
3B Rio Ruiz
C Pedro Severino
RF Mason Williams
CF Yusniel Diaz

LHP Ty Blach

NATIONALS
SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
2B Starlin Castro
LF Juan Soto
DH Howie Kendrick
3B Asdrúbal Cabrera
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Michael A. Taylor
1B Jake Noll

RHP Max Scherzer

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