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Washington Nationals’ lineup for finale with Arizona Diamondbacks on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball...

Washington tries for four straight in Arizona while the D-backs try to bounce back after dropping three in a row to the Nationals and four in a row overall...

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With three straight wins in Arizona, the Washington Nationals have won eight of their last ten, and twelve of their last fourteen, pulling within 1.5 games of first place after starting this latest stretch 6.0 games out in the NL East.

Four of five wins in one-run games on the season have come over this stretch, though the Nats are still just 5-9 in those tight matchups.

Davey Martinez told reporters after Saturday’s win over the Diamondbacks that he likes the way the Nats’ lineup has been going after he moved Trea Turner back to the leadoff spot in front of Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, and Matt Adams.

“I like it right now, I really do,” he said, as quoted on

“Trea is doing a good job getting on base, getting things going,” he explained. “Harp’s Harp. It doesn’t matter where you hit him in the lineup. When he gets pitched to, he’s dangerous. The key is getting Rendon back. It makes things click a little bit, and Matt [Adams] is hitting the ball really hard.”

Turner is 4 for 12 with a home run and two walks in the series with the Diamondbacks.

Harper is 4 for 13 with two doubles and a walk.

Rendon is 1 for 11 with a home run and three walks.

Adams is just 1 for 12, but he’s walked twice, and had some bad luck in spite of solid contact.

The D-backs, meanwhile, have struggled over the last few weeks, going 5-8 in their last 13, though they managed to avoid losing a series this season until this weekend, and they’ve now lost four in a row while scoring just three runs in the three losses to the Nats in Chase Field.

“These guys are still grinding and fighting hard despite some very tough circumstances with the starting pitching,” manager Torey Lovullo told reporters after Stephen Strasburg followed Tanner Roark and Max Scherzer on the mound with a third straight solid outing.

“I know that they’re going to come out of this,” Lovullo added.

“This is too talented of a group to have a situation last for an entire season. I don’t think that will be the case.”

Will the D-backs’ offense snap out of it in the series finale with the Nationals? Will Martinez’s squad make it four in a row in Chase Field?

The two teams wrap up their four-game set on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball tonight at 8:08 PM EDT from Arizona.

Rendon is getting the night off and Mark Reynolds, called up when Ryan Zimmerman landed on the DL, is getting his first start.