Game 67 lineups: Nats at Tigers

DETROIT – The Nationals have a chance tonight to do something they haven’t done in three years, something they haven’t done at any point since embarking on their rebuild: Win five games in a row.

Not since June 2021 has this team enjoyed a five-game winning streak. That month, of course, marked the beginning of the end for the previous iteration of the franchise. A terrible July convinced the front office to tear down the roster and start over, and only now are they starting to see the hard work come to fruition on the field. A five-game winning streak would sure go a long way toward making it feel like they’re making real progress, even if the outcome of one game in June doesn’t really make that much difference.

It'll be Jake Irvin on the mound for the Nats, and he’s been on quite a roll. Over his last four starts, the right-hander sports a 1.48 ERA. 0.863 WHIP and 26 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings. He’s also completed at least six innings in each outing, which might come in handy tonight given how much was asked of the bullpen during Tuesday’s 10-inning win.

Right-hander Reese Olson starts for the Tigers. He’s been hit hard his last two outing, allowing 13 runs in 9 1/3 innings against the Red Sox and Brewers. He’ll be facing a Nationals lineup that is now without Joey Gallo, who was officially placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Infielder Trey Lipscomb was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Gallo’s spot, but he’ll be coming off the bench tonight.

Comerica Park
Gametime: 6:40 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 88.7 FM (Spanish),
Weather: Partly cloudy, 84 degrees, wind 11 mph in from center field

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
LF Jesse Winker
DH Eddie Rosario
2B Luis García Jr.
1B Joey Meneses
C Keibert Ruiz
3B Nick Senzel
CF Jacob Young

RHP Jake Irvin

CF Matt Vierling
DH Riley Greene
RF Wenceel Pérez
1B Mark Canha
2B Colt Keith
3B Gio Urshela
SS Zach McKinstry
LF Akil Baddoo
C Carson Kelly

RHP Reese Olson

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