Yankees Vs. Nationals: Edwin Jackson Takes The Hill For Washington As Nats Look To Avoid Being Swept

The Washington Nationals (38-25) take the field Sunday afternoon at Nats Park against the New York Yankees (39-25) looking to avoid being swept by the hottest team in the American League. Washington entered this high-profile weekend interleague series riding a six-game winning streak, but have lost the first two games of the series to New York, now themselves winners of eight straight contests.

Edwin Jackson (3-3, 3.02 ERA) will take the mound for Davey Johnson's ballclub. Jackson is 0-5 with a 5.75 ERA in eight starts against the Yankees since he last beat them on April 5, 2008, while a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ivan Nova (8-2, 4.64 ERA) will take the ball for New York in the series finale. The young righthander is 11-0 with a 3.34 ERA in his last 14 road starts since losing to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 3, 2011.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. EST.

For more Nationals coverage and conversation, visit Federal Baseball, SB Nation's Nats blog. For the Yankees perspective, check out Pinstripe Alley. Still not enough baseball for you? Head on over to SB Nation's MLB Hub Page, Baseball Nation, for all the latest news from all 30 MLB teams.

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