Marlins try to sweep 3-game series against the Nationals
Washington Nationals (21-37, fifth in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (24-30, fourth in the NL East)
Miami; Thursday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (0-0); Marlins: Trevor Rogers (2-5, 5.80 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Marlins -136, Nationals +116; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins play the Washington Nationals looking to sweep their three-game series.
Miami has gone 14-14 at home and 24-30 overall. The Marlins have gone 15-4 in games when they scored at least five runs.
Washington has a 12-19 record on the road and a 21-37 record overall. Nationals hitters have a collective .316 on-base percentage, the eighth-ranked percentage in the NL.
Thursday’s game is the ninth time these teams meet this season. The Marlins have a 7-1 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jorge Soler has 11 doubles, 12 home runs and 29 RBI while hitting .228 for the Marlins. Garrett Cooper is 17-for-38 with three doubles, a triple and a home run over the past 10 games.
Juan Soto has 12 doubles and 12 home runs while hitting .216 for the Nationals. Lane Thomas is 10-for-30 with two doubles and four home runs over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 5-5, .266 batting average, 5.26 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Nationals: 4-6, .246 batting average, 7.31 ERA, outscored by 34 runs
INJURIES: Marlins: Jesus Sanchez: day-to-day (upper back), Brian Anderson: 10-Day IL (back), Joey Wendle: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Cody Poteet: 15-Day IL (elbow), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15-Day IL (back), Jesus Luzardo: 15-Day IL (forearm), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)
Nationals: Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (knee), Josh Rogers: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alcides Escobar: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Hunter Harvey: 10-Day IL (pronator), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Stephen Strasburg: 10-Day IL (shoulder/neck), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)