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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Tuesday Starting Lineups

It's May 29 and the battle for the N.L. East is shaping up between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nations. The Marlins trail the first-place Nats by 2.5 games after winning Monday night's contest -- the first of the three-game set -- by a final score of 5-3.

Miami has come on strong as of late with major league-best 19-8 mark in the month of May after struggling through much of April. Taking the mound for the young squad will be Anibal Sanchez, who has posted a 2.87 ERA through nine starts this season.

First pitch at Marlins Park is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EST and will be televised by FS Florida.

Nationals (29-19)

Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Bryce Harper RF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Rick Ankiel CF
Corey Brown LF
Carlos Maldonado C
Edwin Jackson P

Marlins (27-22)

Jose Reyes SS
Omar Infante 2B
Hanley Ramirez 3B
Giancarlo Stanton RF
Logan Morrison 1B
Bryan Petersen CF
John Buck C
Chris Coghlan LF
Anibal Sanchez P

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For all things Washington Nationals baseball, please check out Federal Baseball. And as always, please check out the SB Nation MLB Baseball hub page for more on this and every Major League series.

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