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The streaky Orioles are about to take the field against the streaking Washington Nationals in the nation's capital, but I'll be making no prediction tonight. I'm still basking in the glory of yesterday's fulfilled promise that the O's would not be swept by the Toronto Blue Jays.

If the Orioles stay true to form, they should do all right this weekend, since they tend to win their games in small handfuls. The Nats have been on a terrific offensive roll, but that's nothing a sharp Zach Britton can't turn in his favor. (Can't wait to see him hit after watching some impressive batting practice sessions at Camden Yards)

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The Orioles have had their way with Nats starter Jason Marquis, but it's small sample. He's 0-1 with an 11.42 ERA in four appearances, two of them starts. He has been pretty successful this season, but gave up five earned runs in four innings in his only appearance against the Orioles and was removed before he could get the decision in a 17-5 Nationals victory.

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