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Reds Vs. Nationals: Washington Aims For Series Sweep Of Cincinnati

The Washington Nationals (7-2) have begun their 2012 MLB campaign on fire, thanks to stellar starting pitching and some late game heroics. On Sunday at Nationals Park, Washington looks to win their sixth straight game and score their first four-game series sweep of the Cincinnati Reds (3-6) in 23 years.

Lefty Ross Detwiler will take the mound for the Nationals on Sunday, hoping to duplicate the tremendous Saturday effort of teammate Edwin Jackson. In Detwiler's first start of the year on Tuesday the youngster held the New York Mets to two hits over five scoreless innings in a 6-2 win.

Cincinnati, looking to prevent their worst 10-game start to a season since 1995, will counter with Mike Leake. In four career starts against Washington, Leake is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA.

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