Baltimore Orioles Daily: Birds return to Camden after 4-7 road trip

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 27: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles exits the field after scoring in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles on May 27, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 27: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles exits the field after scoring in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles on May 27, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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After a 4-7 road trip, the Baltimore Orioles will return home for a Beltway battle with the Washington Nationals.

The Baltimore Orioles lost to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, finishing their road trip with a mediocre record of 4-7. A first-inning rally got the Birds off to an early lead, but they couldn’t recover after Kevin Gausman gave up six runs in the bottom of the third.

Now the O’s are headed back to Camden Yards for a Beltway battle with the Washington Nationals. It won’t be easy — the Birds’ 10-13 home record certainly beats their 7-23 road mark, but neither one is impressive. The Nats will enter the series on a 5-1 run, making the task all the more daunting.

The series will get underway today at 1:05 p.m. ET. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.

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