Orioles, Nationals postponed by rain; makeup August 4

The orange sky is reflected in a puddle during a rain delayed start of an interleague baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)The orange sky is reflected in a puddle during a rain delayed start of an interleague baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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WASHINGTON — Tuesday night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals was postponed by rain following a delay of approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes.

The interleague matchup between crosstown rivals will be made up on Aug. 4.


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The Orioles came into the game having won seven of eight. They activated right-hander Bud Norris from the disabled list to make his first start since June 21. He had been sidelined with a strained groin.

Doug Fister was scheduled to start for Washington. The Nationals lost the opener of the series 8-2 in 11 innings on Monday.

The home-and-home series was slated to move to Baltimore on Wednesday. The Orioles own a 27-20 advantage in the series.

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