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Pre-game notes: Orioles looking for sweep in D.C.

BaseballWashington NationalsStephen StrasburgAAAMiguel TejadaDylan Bundy

The Orioles head into today's series finale against the Nationals as winners of nine straight road games, looking to tie their longest road winning streak since Aug. 29-Sept. 24, 1999.

A win today would also set a new season-high winning streak of six and earn the Orioles their first undefeated road trip of five games since April 22-26, 2005.

Having said all that, the Orioles face a tough task today of facing Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, who is 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA with 56 strikeouts and 37 hits allowed in 48 innings.

Orioles rookie left-hander  Wei-Yin Chen  is looking to start his major league career 5-0 and become just the second pitcher in franchise history (Ben McDonald) to begin his Orioles career 5-0.

Also, there will be some interest in the minors today, where Miguel Tejada makes his first start with Triple-A Norfolk and phenom right-hander Dylan Bundy starts for Class-A Delmarva against Hagerstown.

Here are today's lineups:

Orioles
Xavier Avery LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Wilson Betemit 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Robert Andino 2B
Luis Exposito C
Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Nationals
Danny Espinosa 2B
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Xavier Nady RF
Tyler Moore LF
Jesus Flores C
Stephen Strasburg P

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