Game 56 lineups: Nats at Reds

CINCINNATI – The Nationals have a chance today to do something they haven’t done since May 1: Win a road series.

That’s right, after Thursday’s 8-1 loss to the Reds in the series opener, the Nats have bounced back to win the last two games of this series to put themselves in position to win three out of four on Sunday. This would be their first road series win since they took two of three in San Francisco over a month ago.

Like Saturday’s starter, Erick Fedde, Patrick Corbin will attempt to shake off a rough outing in his last start. Corbin gave up seven runs while scattering 12 hits over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Mets.

Corbin comes in with a 1-8 record and 6.96 ERA on the season and 3-4 record and 4.04 ERA in 11 career appearances (10 starts) against the Reds.

Luis Castillo brings his 2-2 record and 3.38 ERA into today’s finale for the Reds. The right-hander was great in his last outing, pitching six scoreless innings of one-hit ball with 10 strikeouts against the Red Sox. 

He has not had that kind of success against the Nationals, however, going 0-4 with a 4.94 ERA in five career starts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at CINCINNATI REDS
Where: Great American Ball Park
Gametime: 1:40 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, MLB.com
Weather: Mostly sunny, 81 degrees, wind 5 mph in from center field 

NATIONALS
2B Cesár Hernández
CF Lane Thomas
RF Juan Soto
DH Nelson Cruz
1B Josh Bell
LF Yadiel Hernandez
C Keibert Ruiz
3B Maikel Franco
SS Luis García

LHP Patrick Corbin 

REDS
CF Nick Senzel
3B Brandon Drury
DH Tommy Pham
1B Joey Votto
C Tyler Stephenson
SS Kyle Farmer
LF Albert Almora Jr.
RF Aristides Aquino
2B Matt Reynolds

RHP Luis Castillo

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