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Gio Gonzalez (10-6, 3.31 ERA) takes the mound and hopes to propel the Nationals to their season-best eighth straight win. Since Monday, the Nationals have trimmed 3 1/2 games off the Cincinnati Reds’ wild-card cushion. They enter Saturday’s game only 4 1/2 games behind and four back in the loss column. Cole Hamels (7-13, 3.45 ERA) starts for the Phillies. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game here.