Mike Ricigliano / Special to The Baltimore Sun
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Washington Nationals defeat Baltimore Orioles, 8-5

WASHINGTON -- The Orioles won't know whether Koji Uehara will make his next start until Tuesday, when the right-hander is scheduled to throw a bullpen session at Camden Yards.

Uehara, who has been the Orioles' most effective starter, left Saturday's start against the Washington Nationals after three innings because of a sore left hamstring. Uehara, who has a history of hamstring problems and was sidelined for two weeks with a similar injury this spring, is tentatively s...

NOT ALL HIS FAULT

While Jamie Walker said he cost the Orioles with his 2-2 pitch in the seventh inning that Adam Dunn hit for a grand slam Sunday, he wouldn't have been in that situation if Chris Ray had been able to get a couple more outs. Ray allowed singles to Anderson Hernandez and Willie Harris to start the seventh. Neither was hit sharply, though that mattered little in the box score, where Ray was charged with three earned runs, raising his ERA to 10.13.

HE CA...

WASHINGTON - -Brian Bass, Matt Albers, Jim Johnson and George Sherrill were off limits Sunday after pitching extensively in recent days. That left Orioles manager Dave Trembley with what amounted to a four-man bullpen for the series finale against the Washington Nationals.

If everything worked out as planned - and it rarely seems to for these Orioles - long man Mark Hendrickson would be called on only if starter Brad Bergesen faltered early. Chris Ray would serve as the...