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The Washington Nationals (6-2) have won back-to-back extra-inning home games to open up their four-game National League series against the Cincinnati Reds (3-5), as the two teams will meet again inside Nationals Park on Saturday with the first pitch scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have certainly taken notice of the Nationals current four-game win streak, sending them out as -115 favorites, while the total of eight is facing downward pressure in the betting market.

Washington is now poised to potentially match the franchise's best-ever record through nine games with a win in this contest, which would bring back memories of the 1981 Montreal Expos. The club relocated to the D.C. area in 2005.

Edwin Jackson (0-0, 5.40 ERA) is scheduled to make his second start in a Nationals uniform, coming off a no-decision effort against the New York Mets on ...

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