The Nationals will try to end a three-game losing streak and salvage the final game of this three-game series against Colorado, which won the first two games each by one run. Prior to that, Washington had won 10 games by one run or in extra innings.

Washington, which has not lost four in a row since the end of May, also can enter the All-Star break with a .500 record by beating the Rockies. Depending on which player you ask, that mark may or may not matter. What’s certain is that the Nationals are assured of losing their first series of the season-long 11-game home stand even with a victory today.

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