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The Nationals are starting a nine-game, 10-day road trip just up the road in Philadelphia. It will take them to Seattle and Los Angeles after an off day Thursday. If the Nationals can tread water or better, it would go a long way to shoring up the National League East. When they get back to Nationals Park, only 24 games will remain in the season. Tonight, it’s Tanner Roark against A.J. Burnett. Talk about the game right here.