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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ Pittsburgh Pirates

, PNC Park
A.J. Cole, RHP
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    A.J. Cole, last 5 years vs. PIT
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Cole will make his seventh start of the season in the finale in Pittsburgh. In his last start against the Marlins, Cole lasted four innings and allowed two runs on four hits in a no-decision.

Tyler Glasnow, RHP
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The Pirates' top prospect will make his third Major League start after a September stint in the bullpen. Glasnow pitched well in relief, allowing two runs while striking out eight in seven innings over three appearances.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Archie Bradley, RHP
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    Archie Bradley, last 3 starts
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Bradley has given up three runs or fewer in five of his last six starts. He is 3-1 with a 4.94 ERA over that stretch. The right-hander lost to Washington on Aug. 1, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in 3 1/3 innings.

Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark will be going for his career-best 16th victory during this breakout season. He owns a 2.70 ERA, has surpassed 200 innings for the first time in his career and is second in the National League in pitcher's WAR at 5.7.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
To Be Announced

Max Scherzer, RHP
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One of the favorites for the National League Cy Young award, Scherzer leads the Majors in strikeouts (267) and WHIP (0.929) while leading the NL in pitcher's WAR (6.4). He almost certainly will be Washington's Game 1 starter in the postseason.

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller threw six scoreless innings against the Orioles on Friday, one of his best starts of the year. The right-hander looks to end a rough season on a strong note against the Nationals, who he owns a 2.85 ERA against in seven career starts.

Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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This will be Gonzalez's final start during an uneven 2016 in which he at times he has looked brilliant but too often labored through outings. He is averaging just five innings per start in his last nine outings and has posted a 5.60 ERA during that s

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Arizona Diamondbacks @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Robbie Ray, LHP
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Ray has had a rough September, posting a 7.66 ERA in five starts this month. He allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings to the Orioles on Saturday. The left-hander ends his season against the Nationals, who drafted him in 2010.

Joe Ross, RHP
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    Joe Ross, regular season
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The Nationals are hoping to increase Ross' stamina to prepare him for a start during the postseason. In his two starts this month since returning from the DL, he has yet to throw a pitch in the fourth inning.

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