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The final 66 games of the season begin Friday night with a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves. The Nationals are 5 1/2 games out of first place and five games behind the Braves. Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Max Scherzer are set to pitch against Atlanta.

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NEXT GAME
Stephen Strasburg (6-6, 3.46 ERA) returns from the disabled list to face Anibal Sanchez (4-2, 2.60) in the opener of a three-game series at Nationals Park. The game is at 7:10 p.m. on MASN and 106.7 The Fan.