Miami hosts Washington in division matchup
Miami; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Marlins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Miami and Washington will play on Saturday at Marlins Park.
The Marlins are 3-7 against the rest of their division. The Miami pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.80. Caleb Smith leads the team with a 2.35 ERA.
The Nationals are 6-6 against the rest of their division. Washington has slugged .459, good for fourth in in the MLB. Anthony Rendon leads the team with a .783 slugging percentage, including 16 extra-base hits and six home runs. The Marlins won the last meeting 3-2. Smith notched his second victory and Isaac Galloway went 1-for-4 with an RBI for Miami. Anibal Sanchez registered his second loss for Washington.
Rendon leads the Nationals with 26 hits and is batting .377. Howie Kendrick is 10-for-21 with three doubles, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Marlins: 2-8, .195 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored by 37 runs
Nationals: 5-5, .274 batting average, 4.00 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs