BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Joe Ross. Ross went seven innings, giving up zero runs on four hits with eight strikeouts against Miami.
The Marlins are 12-11 against opponents from the NL East. Miami’s lineup has 70 home runs this season, Adam Duvall leads them with 16 homers.
The Nationals are 15-14 against teams from the NL East. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .318 is fourth in the National League. Juan Soto leads the team with an OBP of .387.
The Nationals won the last meeting 7-3. Joe Ross earned his fourth victory and Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs for Washington. Cody Poteet registered his third loss for Miami.
TOP PERFORMERS: Duvall leads the Marlins with 16 home runs and is slugging .459.
Schwarber leads the Nationals with 29 extra base hits and is slugging .549.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 2-8, .196 batting average, 2.82 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs