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The Washington Nationals are set to kick off the 2018 regular season on the road against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday afternoon.

This will mark the Nats’ first game under new manager Dave Martinez, who spent Spring Training trying to gain the players’ trust with the help of camels and walk-off celebration practice.

Three-time CY Young winner Max Scherzer will be starting in his third Opening Day game since he’s been in a Nationals uniform. He will go against Reds’ pitcher Homer Bailey, who went 6-9 with a 6.43 ERA last season.

The Nationals will be without All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list as he continues to recover from his offseason knee surgery.

The Nationals are 6-7 on Opening Day. The Nationals won their Opening Day matchup against the Miami Marlins last season.

Nationals’ outfielder Bryce Harper tends to shine on Opening Day. Harper is the first player in MLB history to hit five Opening Day home runs before turning 25 years old.

2017 Record

Nationals: 97-65, 1st in NL East

Reds: 68-94, 5th in NL Central

How to watch and listen

Friday, March 30, 4:10 (ET), Great American Ball Park, Ohio

TV: MASN - Bob Carpenter (Play-by-Play), F.P. Santangelo (Analyst)

Streaming: MLB.tv (out of market)

Radio: 106.7 The Fan - Charlie Slowes, Dave Jageler