D-backs at Nationals, 3:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Today's starting pitchers: RHP Shelby Miller (2-12, 6.47) vs LHP Gio Gonzalez (11-10, 4.51). . . . Storylines: Miller's had a dismal season but is coming off an impressive outing last week in Baltimore and will try to build upon that in his final start to set a positive tone for his off-season. He'll go up against a Nationals' lineup has been without three major cogs -- Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Wilson Ramos -- due to injury. . . . Watch: 3:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports GO.
D-backs starting pitcher Shelby Miller
Miller is coming off his most promising start of a disappointing season -- holding the Orioles scoreless for six innings on Friday night. He gave up just 3 hits and 3 walks in his first scoreless outing of the season. A bullpen failure kept him winless since June 20, a stretch of 8 starts. ... In 9 starts on the road, Miller has given up just 4 home runs. He is 2-2 with a 2.85 ERA in seven career starts against the Nationals.
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Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez
It's been an up-and-down season for the veteran left-hander, who has a 5-1 record but a 5.02 ERA in his last 10 starts. He's lasted a total of 9 1/3 innings in his last two outings -- giving up 9 earned runs in a loss and a no-decision. . . . Gonzalez was a close friend of Miami ace Jose Fernandez, who died Sunday in a boating accident, and this will be his opportunity to pay tribute to his late friend. He broke down in tears during a moment of silence prior to the Nationals' game in Pittsburgh on Sunday. . . . Gonzalez has had plenty of success against the D-backs, going 2-0 with a 2.97 ERA in five career starts. He'll want to be careful against Paul Goldschmidt, who has roughed him up for 7 hits in 9 at-bats.
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Jean Segura hit his 20th home run on Tuesday night and now needs three more hits to reach 200. With a .316 batting average, he is pushing to become the 12th player in major-league history with 200 hits, 20 homers, 30 steals and a .300 average. The others: Willie Mays (1958), Hank Aaron (1963), Bobby Bonds (1970), Ellis Burks (1996), Larry Walker (1997), Craig Biggio (1998), Alex Rodriguez (1998), Vladimir Guerrero (2002), Alfonso Soriano (2002), Hanley Ramirez (2007), Jacoby Ellsbury (2011). . . . With a strong finish, Paul Goldschmidt has a shot at a .300 average, 30 stolen bases and 100 RBI. He's currently at .299, 29 and 91. . . . And Jake Lamb, with 30 doubles, 9 triples and 29 homers, needs one triple and one home run to join Steve Finley (1999) as the only D-back in history 30-10-30.
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Thursday's series finale
LHP Robbie Ray (8-14, 4.77) vs. RHP Joe Ross (7-5, 3.48), 930 a.m., FOX Sports Arizona.