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Nationals @ Blue Jays, Game 2
« Topic Start: June 16, 2007, 11:31:52 AM »

June 16, 2007 - Rogers Centre, 1:07

Shaun Marcum
3-2, 3.53 ERA

Levale Speigner
2-2, 7.79 ERA

Alexis Rios (RF)
Vernon Wells (CF)
Matt Stairs (1B)
Troy Glaus (3B)
Frank Thomas (DH)
Gregg Zaun (C)
Aaron Hill (2B)
Adam Lind (LF)
John McDonald (SS)

Ronnie Belliard (SS)
Felipe Lopez (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (DH)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Ryan Church (LF)
Robert Fick (1B)
Jesus Flores (C)
Ryan Langerhans (CF)

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Speigner looks to build off his best outing in five starts this season, a 3-1 win on Saturday over his former organization. Selected from Minnesota in last December's Rule 5 Draft, Speigner allowed just two hits in a career-high six innings for his first career win as a starter. His first quality start was also the first time he allowed fewer than four earned runs as a starter. With his sinker working well, Speigner retired 15 of the final 17 batters he faced and didn't face more than four batters in any inning. He had a 14.44 ERA in his previous four starts.

Marcum continued his stellar run as a member of Toronto's rotation on Saturday, when he blanked the Dodgers for 6 2/3 innings en route to his third win of the year. The right-hander allowed seven hits, but escaped a handful of jams and finished with four strikeouts and no walks. In six turns as a starter, Marcum has gone 2-0 with a 2.34 ERA. He's tallied 28 strikeouts versus 12 walks in 34 2/3 innings over that span. Marcum has never faced Washington in his young career.