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Maybe Washington will be good for the Orioles. They have some issues right now.

Washington has given up 36 runs in their last 5 games. Four against the Braves. They are hitting but bullpen is hurt and overworked.

Oliver Perez has been out with back tightness since pitching in Colorado on Wednesday, and is day-to-day, Baker said. He was not available Sunday. Koda Glover and Matt Belisle had pitched two days in a row. Mark Melancon had gone three. Yusmeiro Petit and Blake Treinen already had pitched by the time Kelley entered the game.

Strasburg is 3-4 with a 6.28 ERA and 1.371 WHIP in seven second-half starts after going 12-0 with a 2.62 ERA and 1.013 WHIP in 16 starts before the break.

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Toronto and Boston both lost. The astros came to Balt with a five game losing streak and they were down 5-1 after the first inning in game two. Basebell is strange and anything can happen. The Os starters need to challenge more and stop giving up free passes.

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