Game 69 lineups: Nats vs. Marlins

The Nationals are back home after a quick 2-1 road trip to Detroit. They started the last homestand by getting swept in three games by the Mets and then losing the opener to the Braves. But they rebounded to win the next three against Atlanta before stretching the winning streak to five with two victories over the Tigers.

They’ll look to continue their winning ways and get this six-game homestand off to a strong start tonight against the Marlins.

MacKenzie Gore will be the first of three left-handers the Nats will start this Father’s Day Weekend. He was supposed to make his 14th start yesterday in Detroit, but the Nats pushed him back a day while he's dealing with a fingernail issue. Despite spending his entire major league career to date in the National League, he has never faced the Marlins.

The Nats outscored the Marlins 33-16 over a four-game sweep in Miami back in April, so the bats will try to continue to produce against a pitching staff that owns the second-worst ERA (4.67) and WHIP (1.372) and fifth-worst average against (.253) in the NL.

The Marlins are listing right-hander Shaun Anderson as tonight's starting pitcher as the opener to a bullpen game. Miami purchased Anderson from the Rangers a couple of weeks ago. He was originally drafted by the Nats in the 40th round in 2013, but did not sign. He is the only righty scheduled to start in this series.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 6:45 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, DC 87.7 (Spanish),
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 87 degrees, wind 8 mph from left to right field

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

LHP MacKenzie Gore

CF Jazz Chisholm Jr.
LF Bryan De La Cruz
DH Josh Bell
1B Jake Burger
2B Otto Lopez
SS Tim Anderson
RF Dane Myers
3B Emmanuel Rivera
C Nick Fortes

RHP Shaun Anderson

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