Monday -- Nationals 6, D-backs 5; Nationals batter Reed. Tuesday -- RHP Bronson Arroyo (3-2, 4.89) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (3-2, 3.42), 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona. Wednesday -- RHP Brandon McCarthy (1-6, 5.66) vs. RHP Doug Fister (0-1, 10.38), 12:40 p.m., no TV.
Bring it home
The D-backs won all three series on their road trip, going 6-3 or better on a nine-game trip for the first time since August 2011. The D-backs are now 12-10 on the road, compared with 3-13 at home and 0-2 in Australia (which are categorized as home games). The D-backs will have to bring their momentum home to keep climbing toward .500.
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There will be a familiar face in the visitors' dugout this week as D-backs legend Matt Williams makes his first trip to Chase Field as manager of the Nationals. Williams played six seasons with the D-backs and served on the coaching from 2010 through last season. He didn't need much time to make headlines in Washington, which enter the week 2 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East, as he benched star outfielder Bryce Harper for lack of hustle in April.
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Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt hit well on the nine-game road trip, but no one returns to Chase Field with a hotter bat than outfielder Gerardo Parra. Over the last four games of the road trip, Parra batted .333 (6 for 18) with a triple, two home runs and four RBI. On the season, Parra is batting .271 with a .317 on-base percentage, 11 RBI and nine extra-base hits.
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Reliever Evan Marshall has made only two appearances as a major league pitcher since his May 6 call up, but he's been impressive in that small sample size. The 24-year-old righty held the Brewers hitless over 1 1/3 innings to earn a win in his big league debut and followed it up with a hitless inning against the White Sox on Sunday. His inning in Chicago included strikeouts of rookie phenom Jose Abreu and veteran slugger Adam Dunn.