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Tuesday, April 16th (All times eastern)

Washington Nationals (8-5) at Miami Marlins (2-11), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Dan Haren (1-1, 9.00) Miami - Alex Sanabia (1-1, 4.91)

(Sports Network) - Righty Dan Haren makes start No. 3 with his new team on Tuesday night when the Washington Nationals visit Marlins Park for the middle test of a three-game series with the Miami Marlins.

A 119-game winner through 296 big-league starts by the end of 2012, Haren signed a one-year deal with the Nationals in the offseason worth $13 million.

He dropped a 15-0 decision at Cincinnati in his initial outing with the Nationals on April 5, then returned for a 7-4 win six days later with five innings of three-run ball in which he allowed 10 hits.

Batters are hitting .413 against him through nine full innings, 159 points above his career mark of .254.

Haren is 1-3 in five starts against the Marlins, though he's never pitched in the stadium that opened at the beginning of 2012.

Miami counters with 24-year-old righty Alex Sanabia, who appears in his 21st big-league game and makes his 17th start.

He was 5-3 heading into this season and has since split a pair of starts, allowing six hits in six scoreless innings of a 7-5 win over the New York Mets, then getting touched for six runs in five innings in an 8-0 loss to Atlanta.

Sanabia is 2-1 in three career meetings with the Nationals while toting a stingy 2.04 ERA through 17 2/3 innings.

He's 2-4 in eight lifetime home starts, compared to a pristine 4-0 mark in 12 appearances away from Miami.

On Monday, Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and had four RBI as the Nationals defeated the Marlins, 10-3.

Tyler Moore drove in three runs, while Ian Desmond went 4-for-5 and scored twice for the Nationals, who saw starter Jordan Zimmermann (3-0) pitch a complete game, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk.

"We gained some early runs and it's a lot easier to pitch when you got runs early in the game," said Zimmermann. "And I was just pounding it, pounding the strike zone with the fastball."

Juan Pierre, Chris Coghlan and Rob Brantly drove in a run apiece for the Marlins, who were without slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the fourth straight game. Starter Wade LeBlanc (0-3) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, surrendering seven runs on nine hits and two walks.

"It looked like to me he just missed up in the zone early in the game," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond. "Against an offense and a team like this, you got to keep the ball down and you got to move and change speeds and tonight just wasn't his night."

The Nationals swept Miami in a season-opening series at Nationals Park while outscoring the Marlins, 11-1. The teams split 18 games in 2012.

04/16 10:40:02 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
Final
TAM 4
MIN 6
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
Final
LOS 5
PHI 2
12:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR