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Alcantara scheduled to start for Miami against New York

August 7, 2020 GMT

Miami Marlins (6-1, first in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (5-8, fifth in the NL East)

Flushing, Queens; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Mets: Michael Wacha (1-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 9 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins on Friday.

The Mets finished 40-36 against NL East Division opponents in 2019. New York hit .257 as a team last year and averaged 3.3 extra base hits per game.

The Marlins went 24-52 in division games in 2019. Miami hit .241 as a team and averaged 2.6 extra base hits per game last year.

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The teams meet for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Marcus Stroman: (left calf), Walker Lockett: (back), Robert Gsellman: (right triceps), Jake Marisnick: (left hamstring), Amed Rosario: (quad), Eduardo Nunez: (knee), Jeff McNeil: (back), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Robinson Cano: (groin), Rene Rivera: (elbow).

Marlins: Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Jorge Alfaro: (undisclosed).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.