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Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia

O's, Nats rescheduled for June 8 after rainout

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

(TSX / STATS) -- WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals' home game with the Baltimore Orioles was rained out Thursday night at Nationals Park in what was supposed to be the fourth and final game of the Interleague series that spanned two cities this week.

The game will be made up June 8, the day after the Nationals return from Los Angeles after a west coast road trip. Baltimore is at home June 7 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and begins a series at the New York Yankees on June 9.

Neither clubhouse was open after the rainout was announced, so Washington manager Dusty Baker and Orioles skipper Buck Showalter were not available to the media.

But a Nationals spokesperson said Washington's pitching rotation will remain the same for a three-game weekend series at home with the Philadelphia Phillies: Tanner Roark (3-1, 3.46 ERA) on Friday, lefty Gio Gonzalez (3-1, 2.64 ERA) on Saturday and righty Max Scherzer (4-2, 2.59 ERA) on Sunday.

That means that Washington will skip right-hander A.J. Cole, who was slated to make his second major league start of the year Thursday against the Orioles.

"You don't know until you get on that hill," Baker said of Cole before the rainout was announced. "I really don't have any expectations. Just hoping he can go a little deeper in the game this time" after going six innings against the Phillies last weekend.

After the rainout was announced, the Orioles prepared for a flight to Kansas City, where Baltimore was slated to begin a series Friday against the Royals.

Right-hander Dylan Bundy (5-1, 2.17 ERA) was slated to start on Thursday in Washington but will now pitch the first game of the series against the Royals. Kansas City is slated to start lefty Danny Duffy (2-3, 3.50) on Friday. Chris Tillman will now pitch Saturday with Kevin Gausman going Sunday for the Orioles.

The Orioles are 2-1 this year against Washington, and Baltimore has won the season series the previous five years.

"You enjoy things the fans enjoy," Showalter said of the rivalry with Washington.

The teams played three games earlier this week, with the Orioles winning games in Baltimore on Monday and Tuesday. The Nationals won 7-6 with three runs in the last of the ninth on Wednesday as former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters drove in two runs with the bases loaded and one out to lift Washington.

NOTES: Washington 1B Ryan Zimmerman has one hit in his last 14 at-bats ... Baltimore 1B Chris Davis has three hits in his last 17 at-bats ... Baltimore C Welington Castillo (right shoulder tendinitis) will be the DH for Double-A Bowie in a rehab assignment on Friday and Saturday. He is then expected to catch Sunday and join the Orioles in Detroit for a series that begins Tuesday against the Tigers, according to Baltimore manager Buck Showalter. The catcher has been on the disabled list since May 1 and he is hitting .314 in 70 at-bats.

Updated May 11, 2017


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