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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez has had a rough August, going 1-3 with a 5.68 ERA in five starts. He hopes those numbers improve against the Cardinals, against whom he is 2-1 with a 0.93 ERA in four career starts.

John Lackey, RHP
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With one run allowed in a seven-inning start on Wednesday, Lackey has now allowed two or fewer runs in 12 of his last 14 starts. He’s gone at least six innings deep in all 14 of those outings, posting a 2.30 ERA during that stretch.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Joe Ross, RHP
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With an undisclosed innings limit looming, Ross will start against the Cardinals for the first time. Ross has walked zero or one batter in nine of his 11 starts, and he's struck out at least six in seven of them.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez retired the final 13 batters he faced in his last start. He got caught early trying to throw too hard, which knocked him out of sync. Martinez has made 18 quality starts, and the Cardinals are 19-5 in his starts this season.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Happy to be done with August, Scherzer returns to St. Louis, where he grew up, for his fourth career start against the Cardinals. Scherzer was 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in August, one of the worst months of his career.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha’s defense did him no favors in his last start, as he was charged with four unearned runs over six innings. Wacha is 6-2 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 starts at home and has finished at least six innings in 20 of his 25 starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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