Gio Gonzalez takes the mound against the Phillies, hours after New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, his foremost competition for the NL Cy Young Award, won his 20th game. Gonzalez (20-8, 2.84 ERA) is 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA over 19 innings in three starts against the Phillies this season. He will be opposed by right-hander Tyler Cloyd (2-1, 3.86 ERA). The Nationals’ magic number is four with seven games to go. As always, talk about the game here.
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