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Orioles-Nats will be delayed (8 p.m. first pitch is target)

Ten minutes before the originally scheduled first pitch for the series opener between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, a tarp is on the field at Nationals Park.

Both starters - the Orioles' Zach Britton and the Nationals' Jason Marquis - had gone out to the bullpens, but neither had started to warm up when they were informed by a grounds crew member that the first pitch would be delayed.

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There are blue skies in the area so I don't foresee this being delayed too long. I'll keep you updated.

Here is the update: The tarp has been taken off the field and they are hoping for an 8 p.m. first pitch.

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