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Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins Free Pick 8/28/13

Miami Marlins (49-81) at Washington Nationals (66-65)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Henderson Alvarez (R) (2-3) (3.857) vs. Stephen Strasburg (R) (6-9) (3.000)

The Line: Washington Nationals -260 / Miami Marlins +240 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN2, FS-Florida

The Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins face off in Washington on Wednesday as they continue their MLB series.

The Washington Nationals got out to a lead on the Marlins on Tuesday and hung on for the win as they continued their hot play. Ian Desmond had three hits and Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche had two hits each as the Nationals scored two runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf allowed three hits and a run while striking out three over 5.0 innings to get the win and go to 3-0 on the season. For Wednesday’s game the Nationals start Stephen Strasburg who has three no decisions and a win in his last four starts. For the season Strasburg has allowed 118 hits and 52 earned runs while striking out 162 over 156 innings for a 6-9 record and a 3.00 ERA.

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Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins Free Pick 8/28/13

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The Miami Marlins just never got the bats going on Tuesday as they fell to the Nationals at home. Christian Yellich had two hits including a home run and Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Ruggiano each had hits as the Marlins scored a run on four hits. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out six over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-5 on the season. For Wednesday’s game the Marlins start Henderson Alvarez who has lost his last two starts. For the season Alvarez has allowed 59 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 34 over 63 innings for a 2-3 record and a 3.86 ERA.

Washington is 6-1 in their last seven games, 6-0 as a favorite, and 2-5 in Strasburg’s last seven home starts. Miami is 20-51 in their last 71 road games, 2-10 against a right-handed starter, and 0-4 in Alvarez’s last four starts. Miami is 1-5 in their last six games in Washington.

Washington is a big favorite here and they should be. I rarely recommend laying big numbers but I am tempted to do so here and I would say throw the Nats in some parlays as well.

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