Marlins aim for series sweep over Nationals

The Charlotte Observer
Marlins aim for series sweep over Nationals
Marlins aim for series sweep over Nationals

Marlins aim for series sweep over Nationals Washington Nationals (9-10, fourth in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (6-15, fifth in the NL East) Miami; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (1-1, 5.56 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 28 strikeouts) Marlins: Trevor Richards (1-2, 3.57 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 21 strikeouts) LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Miami can secure a series sweep over Washington with a win. The Marlins are 4-7 against NL East opponents. The Miami pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.67, Caleb Smith leads the staff with a mark of 2.35. The Nationals are 6-7 in division matchups. The Washington offense has compiled a .261 batting

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