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Steve Pearce returns to the Orioles' lineup as matchup vs. Nationals shifts north

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One day after the rain postponed the game between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, the two teams are scheduled to meet at Camden Yards tonight.

Same pitchers, slightly different lineup now that the designated hitter is back.

Steve Pearce returns to the lineup for the Orioles, batting second and playing left field. Nelson Cruz returns to the designated hitter spot. He is batting fourth.

For the Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman will serve as the designated hitter.

Here are Wednesday’s lineups:


Nick Markakis RF
Steve Pearce LF
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz DH
Chris Davis 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Manny Machado 3B
Caleb Joseph C
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Bud Norris RHP


Denard Span CF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Jayson Werth RF
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ryan Zimmerman DH
Bryce Harper LF
Ian Desmond SS
Wilson Ramos C
Dany Espinosa 2B
Doug Fister RHP

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