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Marlins host the Nationals to begin 3-game series

May 16, 2022 GMT

Washington Nationals (12-24, fifth in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (15-19, fourth in the NL East)

Miami; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Aaron Sanchez (2-2, 7.58 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 10 strikeouts); Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (2-2, 2.74 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 37 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Marlins -216, Nationals +179; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Marlins host the Washington Nationals on Monday to open a three-game series.

Miami has gone 7-9 at home and 15-19 overall. The Marlins have a 7-14 record in games when they have allowed at least one home run.

Washington has a 5-15 record at home and a 12-24 record overall. The Nationals have the third-best team batting average in MLB play at .251.

The matchup Monday is the fourth time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jazz Chisholm has six doubles, three triples and six home runs for the Marlins. Avisail Garcia is 10-for-34 with a home run over the past 10 games.

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Juan Soto has seven doubles and eight home runs for the Nationals. Josh Bell is 12-for-39 with a double and a home run over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 3-7, .234 batting average, 3.28 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Nationals: 3-7, .264 batting average, 4.86 ERA, outscored by eight runs

INJURIES: Marlins: Joey Wendle: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Garrett Cooper: day-to-day (knee), Jesus Luzardo: 15-Day IL (forearm), Richard Bleier: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Jon Berti: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Paul Campbell: 10-Day IL (elbow), Sean Guenther: 60-Day IL (arm), Jose Devers: 10-Day IL (shoulder)

Nationals: Aaron Sanchez: day-to-day (hand), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Ehire Adrianza: 60-Day IL (quadricep), 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)

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