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Preview: Pablo Lopez leads Marlins into final game of series against Nationals

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TV: FOX Sports Florida

TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Miami Marlins (11-11, second in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (11-14, fourth in the NL East)

PITCHING PROBABLES

Marlins: Pablo Lopez (2-1, 2.42 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)

Nationals: Austin Voth (0-2, 5.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 12 strikeouts)

LINE

Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE

The Miami Marlins play the Washington Nationals on Monday.

The Nationals went 44-32 in division games in 2019. Washington pitchers had a WHIP of 1.29 last season while striking out 9.3 hitters per game.

The Marlins finished 24-52 against NL East Division opponents in 2019. Miami pitchers had an ERA of 4.74 last year while striking out 8.5 hitters per game.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The season series is tied 2-2.

INJURIES

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Sean Doolittle: (right knee), Starlin Castro: (wrist).

Marlins: Pat Venditte: (right oblique), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Mike Morin: (elbow), Brian Moran: (knee), Corey Dickerson: (left shoulder), Francisco Cervelli: (concussion).

Be irresistible couple