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Gio Gonzalez starts Thursday against the Miami Marlins instead of Stephen Strasburg, who was scratched the day before because he had trouble getting loose before playing catch. Gonzalez (10-7, 3.40 ERA) starts on his 28th birthday. He hasn’t allowed a run in 13 innings over two starts against the Marlins this season. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game here.