Major League Baseball
Preview
Washington at Baltimore
When: 7:05 PM ET, Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

The Washington Nationals have won five consecutive series and can get a leg up on a sixth straight when they visit the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday for the opener of a two-game interleague set. The Nationals have won seven of the last eight meetings in the Beltway Series, including all three at Camden Yards in 2018.

They fell shy of a sweep at Philadelphia on Sunday with a 4-3 loss but a 17-5 surge has pushed Washington atop the National League wild-card standings. The Nationals have lost each of Austin Voth's three starts and will try to reverse that trend when he pitches the series opener opposite Asher Wojciechowski for the Orioles. Baltimore was outscored 33-11 in losing three of four from the Tampa Bay Rays, capped by Sunday's 4-1 loss. The Rays had a perfect game heading into the ninth inning before Hanser Alberto's single broke it up and led to the Orioles' lone run.

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, MASN2 (Washington), MASN (Baltimore)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Nationals RH Austin Voth (0-0, 5.52 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Asher Wojciechowski (0-2, 6.10)

Voth was optioned to Double-A Harrisburg on July 6, one day after he gave four runs over 4 1/3 innings against Kansas City. He then spun six scoreless innings while yielding two hits and striking out six for Harrisburg on Thursday. The 27-year-old, who has yet to face the Orioles, owns a 7.27 ERA in two career interleague starts.

Wojciechowski was plucked from the Cleveland Indians' system at the beginning of the month and immediately made two starts for the Orioles, allowing seven runs over 9 2/3 combined innings. He also made a relief appearance Friday against Tampa Bay and struck out two batters in two-thirds of an inning. The 30-year-old faced the Nationals twice in 2017 and recorded seven innings - all out of the bullpen - with one run allowed.

WALK-OFFS

1. Orioles 1B-RF Trey Mancini is hitless in his last 24 at-bats.

2. Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon is 7-for-18 with two doubles and three walks during a five-game hitting streak.

3. Washington is 14-6 over its last 20 road games.

PREDICTION: Nationals 7, Orioles 5
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away East Central West IL
Washington 49-43 L1 26-20 23-23 27-18 5-11 10-11 7-3
Baltimore 28-65 L2 12-34 16-31 14-29 7-15 5-15 2-6
Last Meeting
Washington Baltimore
Date Away Home Avg HR OPS Avg HR OPS
6/21/18 BAL 2 WAS 4 .286 1 .935 .156 2 .588
Player Stats
Season Series
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Washington N/A
Baltimore N/A
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Washington M. Adams 0 0 0
Baltimore H. Alberto 0 0 0
Pitching ERA Avg K
Washington 0.00 .000 0
Baltimore 0.00 .000 0
Season
Batting Player Avg Hits OPS
Washington A. Rendon .309 90 1.002
Baltimore H. Alberto .303 87 .712
Offense Player HR Runs RBI
Washington A. Rendon 20 67 62
Baltimore R. Nunez 21 45 51
Pitching ERA Avg K
Washington 4.32 .254 877
Baltimore 5.77 .238 711