After watching their winning streak come to an end, the Washington Nationals will try to bounce back against the NL's worst team.
The Nationals look to continue their recent home success against the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game set Tuesday night.
Washington (65-65) had averaged 7.6 runs during a season high-tying five-game winning streak before falling 6-4 at Kansas City on Sunday. Denard Span went deep and had four of the team's 14 hits, but the Nationals went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.
"It hurts, but we're not going to win the rest of our games," said pitcher Dan Haren, whose team is hitting .314 in its last six. "We're going to lose a few. Offensively, we're swinging the bats really well. It's a good time for an off day (Monday). We'll take a day to regroup and then get after the Marlins."
The Nationals have taken six of nine from the Marlins this year, including all three home matchups by an 11-1 margin. Washington has co...