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Washington Nationals host the Tampa Bay Rays for the first of a two game series.
The Nationals come into this game with a 37-38 record and are second in the NL East, four games behind the New York Mets.
The Nationals are set to start Joe Ross on Tuesday. In 14 starts this season, Ross is 4-7 with a 4.12 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Ross hasn’t been as strong at home, where he is just 1-3 with a 5.74 ERA, compared to his 3.21 ERA on the road.
The Tampa Bay Rays are second in the AL East with a 47-32 record but trail the Boston Red Sox by just half a game.
Rich Hill is scheduled to start for Tampa Bay. Hill is 6-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. On the road, Hill is 3-0 with a 3.55 ERA in seven starts.