The Braves, trailing Philadelphia by one game in the National League East, are in D.C. Tuesday to play a split doubleheader with the Nationals. The Nats are in third place, 5 1/2 games out.
Atlanta goes into Washington having won six of its last seven against the Marlins and the Mets. Ender Inciarte continued his hot surge, going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's win. Since the All Star break, Inciarte is hitting .340 with four doubles, a homer, six RBIs and five runs scored. Atlanta left-hander Max Fried (1-4, 3.51 ERA) will oppose right-hander Jefry Rodriguez (0-1, 6.86) in the Tuesday afternoon contest and lefty Sean Newcomb (10-5, 3.23) faces Max Scherzer (15-5, 2.33) in the night game.
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