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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola hopes to bounce back against the Nationals after allowing a career-high seven runs against them April 16 at Citizens Bank Park. But he hopes seven innings of one-run ball Friday against the Brewers have him on track.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark is coming off a career outing and one of the strongest pitching performances in baseball this season. He struck out a career-high 15 in seven shutout innings and held the Twins to just two hits.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg will face right-hander Mike Leake for the second time in his career. The first time was on May 19, 2014, but he did not figure in the decision. Strasburg is 3-0 with a 2.17 ERA in four starts this season.

Mike Leake, RHP
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This will be Leake’s fifth start, and he is still seeking his first win with St. Louis. He has allowed three or more runs in each of his first four outings and has pitched past the sixth just once.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Joe Ross, RHP
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Ross returns to the rotation, having dealt with a blister on his throwing hand. The righty lasted just two innings in his previous start. He has a 0.54 ERA in 16 2/3 innings this season.

Jaime Garcia, LHP
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Since throwing a one-hit shutout April 14, Garcia has posted a pair of so-so starts. He lasted five- innings in his last one and was peppered for eight hits and three walks while struggling to harness his own pitch movement.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Scherzer has a 2-1 record this season and a 4.35 ERA through five starts. He allowed three runs in six innings against the Phillies his last time out, striking out seven and allowing seven hits.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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Martinez is coming off one of the best starts of his career. He held the D-backs to three hits while throwing eight shutout innings for the second time in his career. Martinez has finished at least seven innings in three straight starts.

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Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
To Be Announced

Edinson Volquez, RHP
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Volque takes the mound for the Royals in the series opener against the Nationals. Volquez got his first loss of the season Tuesday against the Angels, giving up a career-high 12 hits and eight runs.

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