With back-to-back wins over the New York Mets, the Washington Nationals have created a little bit of breathing room for themselves at the top of the National League East standings. They'll hope to notch another victory this afternoon as they wrap up a three-game set with the Mets.
It won't be easy, though, as they're up against R.A. Dickey (8-1, 2.69 ERA), who can become MLB's first nine-game winner with a victory. Chien-Ming Wang (1-1, 6.43), the one Nationals starter who really hasn't been able to get on track this year, will take the mound for the hosts.
The game is scheduled for 1:05 p.m., and it will be televised on MASN.
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