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The Nationals received the lucky break of missing Jose Fernandez in their first series of the season against the Marlins. Gio Gonzalez will face Henderson Alvarez tonight. Last year, Alvarez pitched to a 4.05 ERA in three starts against Washington. The Marlins offense appears to be a different beast this season, but last year Gonzalez held the Marlins to two earned runs in 19 innings over three starts.

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