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Nationals Vs. Orioles: Washington Look To Continue Offensive Explosion

You can't really have that much of a better game than the Washington Nationals did against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The Nats completely decimated the O's, 17-5, in interleague play. It is hard to imagine the Nationals can do it again, but they certainly are going to try in a 4:05 p.m. game in Baltimore.

All the main culprits that robbed Baltimore of any sense of pride on Friday night are once again in the lineup, including the sort-of odd-man out in Matt Stairs, who was the only Nationals player in the starting lineup to not reach base. He will be DH once again tonight and will look to redeem himself. Danny Espinosa, Wilson Ramos, Jayson Werth, Laynce Nix and Roger Bernadina who all homered in the first game (Werth twice) are all back Saturday to wreck more havoc. They will be in support of starter John Lannan (2-4, 4.53 ERA).

Saturday's game will be interesting to watch just to see if the Nationals can continue getting hits, scoring runs and producing rather than going into another offensive drought. Right now, their spirits should be riding high, while the Orioles are probably feeling a bit grounded. It would be ridiculous to expect another 10+ run performance from Washington, but stranger things have happened.

Nationals Lineup

Roger Bernadina, CF

Ian Desmond, SS

Laynce Nix, LF

Jayson Werth, RF

Matt Stairs, DH

Adam LaRoche, 1B

Wilson Ramos, C

Danny Espinosa, 2B

Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B

John Lannan, SP