The Miami Marlins face the Washington Nationals with a 1-0 lead.
Miami Marlins (35-40, fourth in NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (29-50, fifth in NL East)
Washington; Saturday, 4:05 PM EDT
PITCHING POSSIBLE: Marlins: Daniel Castano (0-1, 2.57 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 12 strikeouts); Nationals: Jackson Tetreault (2-1, 4.24 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, eight strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Marlins -118, Nationals -101; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins face the Washington Nationals with a 1-0 lead in the series.
Washington has a 14-28 record at home and a 29-50 overall record. The Nationals have a 21-5 game record when they scored at least five runs.
Miami has a record of 16-24 in road races and a record of 35-40 overall. The Marlins have the ninth team batting average in NL at .244.
Saturday’s matchup marks the 11th time these teams have met this season. The Marlins have a 9-1 lead in the season.
TOP PERFORMANCE: Josh Bell has 16 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs for the Nationals. Luis Garcia is 11-for-36 with four doubles and a triple in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Nationals: 6-4, .259 batting average, 3.35 ERA, defeated opponents by three points
Marlines: 6-4, .268 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored by five runs
Injuries: Nationals: Victor Robles: Daily (undisclosed), Carter Kieboom: 60 days IL (forearm), Evan Lee: 15 days IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 15 days IL (ribs), Hunter Harvey: 60 days IL ( pronator), Victor Arano: 15 days IL (knee), Josh Rogers: 15 days IL (shoulder), Sean Doolittle: 60 days IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60 days IL (neck), Will Harris: 60 days IL ( chest), Seth Romero: 60 days IL (calf), Joe Ross: 60 days IL (elbow)
Marlins: Jorge Soler: 10-day IL (pelvis), Jazz Chisholm: 10-day IL (back), Louis Head: 15-day IL (shoulder), Edward Cabrera: 15-day IL (elbow), Cole Sulser: 15 – Day IL (lat), Jesus Luzardo: 60 days IL (forearm), Cody Poteet: 15 days IL (elbow), Paul Campbell: 60 days IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15 days IL (back), Sean Guenther: 60 days IL (poor)
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