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69-56, 3rd in AL East
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O's crush Nats (1:02)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles' playoff chances just took a hit. Following the team's 8-1 win over the Nationals, manager Buck Showalter said that ace Chris Tillman will be going on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. The O's, who are clinging to the second AL wild card slot, have played ,770 ball when Tillman starts (20-6), and .495 ball when anyone else starts (49-50).

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles routed the Nats 8-1 for their second win in as many nights in the alleged Battle of the Beltway rivalry. But on a gorgeous summer night with little to no humidity in Baltimore, only 26,697 fans came out to watch two contenders at Camden Yards. So maybe it's not a rivalry after all.

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Wieters gets Orioles going with run scoring double (0:12)
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Has Gallardo turned the corner?

Yovani Gallardo's 4.50 second-half ERA is considerably better than his 5.82 ERA before the All-Star break. He has a 3.18 ERA this month, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's a good starter. Is Gallardo improving or is he just lucky? Camden Depot

Lineup: Orioles (68-56) vs. Nationals (73-51)

  • 1. Adam Jones, CF (R)
  • 2. Steve Pearce, LF (R)
  • 3. Manny Machado, 3B (R)
  • 4. Chris Davis, 1B (L)
  • 5. Mark Trumbo, RF (R)
  • 6. Jonathan Schoop, 2B (R)
  • 7. Pedro Alvarez, DH (L)
  • 8. Matt Wieters, C (S)
  • 9. J.J. Hardy, SS (R)
  • SP: Kevin Gausman, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles might have to go ace-less. Manager Buck Showlater said that Chris Tillman's bullpen session did not go well and that his shoulder is bothering him. Tillman's last start was pushed back three days due to the sore shoulder, and then when he did pitch, he got rocked by Houston, allowing six runs and walking five in just two innings. Showalter said the team expects to have more clarity tomorrow. Tillman is slated to start Thursday against Nats ace Max Scherzer.

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Gausman where he wants to be vs. Nats

Kevin Gausman will take the mound against the Nationals in Baltimore on Tuesday night. Throughout his career as a starter, the 25-year-old has pitched like an ace at Camden Yards.

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Zach Britton to close for Team USA?

Britton will be 32 years old by the time the Tokyo Olympics are here, but as long as he still has his nasty sinker, there might not be any better option out there. If the top U.S. players were allowed to participate, Britton would surely make the cut. Schoenfield: 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team

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Is Chris Tillman's injury a concern?

The Orioles are 20-6 in Tillman's outings this season and 48-50 behind their other starters. So it was an obvious concern when manager Buck Showalter had to push Tillman back three days because of shoulder discomfort before his last outing, Jerry Crasnick writes. Injury questions for contenders

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Mark Trumbo is on pace for 50 homers

With 38 home runs this season, Trumbo has a legitimate chance at reaching 50. Can he break Chris Davis' franchise record of 53 set in 2013? Five things we learned Monday

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Home run fun with Mark Trumbo

Trumbo hit his MLB-leading 38th home run of the season on Monday. He had 36 homers in 2014 and '15 combined, ESPN Stats & Info notes. Trumbo's last seven hits have all been HRs, the longest streak by any player this season.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Orioles used homers from Mark Trumbo and Jonathan Schoop to beat the neighboring Nats 4-3 in the opener of the Beltway Battle. The win moves the O's to within two games of idle Toronto, and cuts Washington's lead to eight games. It also ups Baltimore's record against the Nats to 34-23 all-time.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo just obliterated one to left center for his league-leading 38th homer. That's two more than he had in 2014 and 2015 combined. His two-run jack gives the Orioles a 4-2 lead over the Nats after four innings.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Jonathan Schoop just hit a cloud-scraper down the left field line for his 20th homer. The Orioles now have five players with 20-plus bombs, the only team in the majors that can make that claim.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

If you're wondering what the crowd for the Beltway Battle opener between Orioles and Nats looks like, see for yourself. A fair amount of red shirts, but way more orange shirts. At least I think - like the famous song says, "It's a thin line between red and orange." Or something like that.

O's take the good with the bad on homers

Against the Astros on Friday, the Orioles became the first team to hit four home runs before making an out. However, they are also the first team to hit four homers in the first inning and lose, as Houston rallied to win 15-8. The week in unusual stats

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Orioles plummet in Power Rankings

The O's are losing their grip on a playoff spot, as an 8-11 August has them barely holding on to the second wild card. The offense and pitching need to get on track at the same time before it's too late. Week 20 Power Rankings

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Close race for the AL wild card

The Red Sox and Orioles currently hold the top two spots, but the Mariners, Tigers and Royals aren't far behind. With Boston only a half-game back in the East, the Blue Jays are also in the picture.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5918th
Batting Average.2629th
On Base Percentage.32118th
Slugging Percentage.4513rd
Earned Run Average4.3520th
Quality Starts5224th
WHIP1.3923rd
BAA.26019th

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