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Nationals Vs. Astros Preview: Washington Looking For Sixth In A Row

With five straight wins the Washington Nationals have surged to the top of the MLB and own the league's best record as they continue to pile up wins. They'll look to continue to do so in their final game of the season against the MLB's worst team on Thursday.

The Astros have lost four consecutive games and are rapidly approaching becoming the first team to be eliminated from the playoffs with a dwindling elimination number. Jordan Zimmermann will look to hand the Astros another loss when he takes the mound on Thursday and will try to extend a streak of eight consecutive starts without a loss.

Lucas Harrell of the Astros has had a similar season as Zimmermann and will be the one taking the mound against Washington on Thursday as he looks for his third straight start with a win.

Thursday's game at Minute Maid Park is scheduled to start at 8:05 p.m. and will be televised on MASN2 and Fox Sports Houston.

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