The Nationals have lost three straight games. Only seven times this season have they lost at least that many games. (The longest losing streak of the year was a five-game skid in late April.) The Nationals send their most consistent starter to the mound with hopes of ending it: Jordan Zimmermann (9-7, 2.54 ERA). He will oppose Cliff Lee (2-7, 3.48 ERA), who may have the worst luck around. He leads the league in strikeout to walk ratio (6.04) but has only two wins in 22 starts.
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