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The first Nationals-Reds series has already delivered on its promise of a possible playoff preview. The Reds crushed the Nationals in the opener, the Nationals struck back with a wild win yesterday and now their aces will settle it. For the first Sunday in April, it does not get a whole lot better than this: Stephen Strasburg vs. Johnny Cueto. Talk about the game right here.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.