WASHINGTON -- Jay Gibbons always had been a proponent of interleague play until last night, his opinion altered somewhat by how it affected the Orioles' lineup against the Washington Nationals.
Unlike past years, he wasn't in it.
Without the use of a designated hitter under National League rules, manager Sam Perlozzo chose to start Kevin Millar at first base and Jay Payton in left field. Gibbons and Aubrey Huff began the game on a five-man bench.
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