Orioles at Nationals 6/19/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:20 PM ET

Orioles at Nationals 6/19/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

The Beltway Series will begin its next chapter when the Baltimore Orioles visit the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. On Sunday, Baltimore snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 10-4 home victory versus Miami. Marc Trumbo homered and scored three runs for the Orioles, who are a major league worst thirty games below .500 overall.

Rookie right-hander David Hess (2-3 4.13 ERA) will make his 7th start of his major league career for the Orioles. Through 32 plus innings, Hess has surrendered eight long balls and has fanned 18 batters. The Washington Nationals will be back in action after completing a rare semi-doubleheader versus the New York Yankees. The Nationals completed the suspended game by a 5-3 final score, before losing the second game by a 4-2 margin. Anthony Rendon had two hits and scored two runs for Washington, who trails Atlanta by 3.5 games for the NL East Division lead.

Washington manager Dave Martinez has yet to name a starting pitcher for this game. The Nationals rank 3rd in the majors in ERA (3.38) and tied for sixth in quality starts with 39 on the year.

Washington SP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) still has not resumed throwing and remains out indefinitely. Through 70 games, Baltimore ranks 28th in batting average and 30th in runs scored. For the season, Washington ranks 22nd in batting average and 22nd in runs scored. Take Washington to win the series opener. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 6-3.

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