Marlins visit the Nationals to open 4-game series
Miami Marlins (34-40, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (29-49, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Friday, 6:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Trevor Rogers (3-6, 5.86 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 58 strikeouts); Nationals: Josiah Gray (6-4, 3.82 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 82 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals -125, Marlins +106; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals host the Miami Marlins on Friday to begin a four-game series.
Washington is 29-49 overall and 14-27 at home. The Nationals have the sixth-ranked team on-base percentage in the NL at .321.
Miami is 15-24 on the road and 34-40 overall. The Marlins are 22-4 in games when they scored at least five runs.
The teams meet Friday for the 10th time this season. The Marlins are up 8-1 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nelson Cruz has 12 doubles and eight home runs for the Nationals. Maikel Franco is 4-for-25 with two home runs over the past 10 games.
Garrett Cooper has 17 doubles, a triple and five home runs while hitting .315 for the Marlins. Avisail Garcia is 7-for-29 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 6-4, .257 batting average, 2.79 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Marlins: 5-5, .258 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
INJURIES: Nationals: Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Evan Lee: 15-Day IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 15-Day IL (ribs), Hunter Harvey: 60-Day IL (pronator), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (knee), Josh Rogers: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Marlins: Jorge Soler: day-to-day (back), 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-Day IL (forearm), Joey Wendle: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Cody Poteet: 15-Day IL (elbow), Paul Campbell: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anthony Bender: 15-Day IL (back), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm)