------------Baltimore Orioles (27-23) @ Washington Nationals (26-24)
May 27-28, 2013
Monday @ 1:05 PM ET
--Jason Hammel (6-2, 5.37 ERA) vs. Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 3.66 ERA)
Tuesday @ 7:05 PM ET
Kevin Gausman (0-1, 7.20 ERA) vs. Nate Karns (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Orioles: Hammel matched a season high with 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday and allowed just two earned runs and struck out six. The quality start snapped a personal funk for Hammel, who did not make it out of the fifth in his two previous attempts.
Nationals: Gonzalez received a no-decision after allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings against the Giants on Wednesday. He is facing the Orioles for the sixth time in his career. He is 1-2 with a 3.26 ERA against Baltimore.
Orioles: Gausman turned in five solid innings in a loss to the Blue Jays in his Major League debut on Thursday. He allowed four runs on seven hits, striking out five, and he hit as high as 99 mph on the stadium gun while flashing a swing-and-miss changeup.
Nationals: Karns, 25, was the Nationals organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012 and will be making his MLB debut in place of the injured Ross Detwiler. In nine starts at Double-A Harrisburg this season, he was 4-2 with a 4.60 ERA.