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MLB BASEBALL

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The division rival Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies are set to renew hostilities on Tuesday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Ross Detwiler in this game. Detwiler has a 2-4 record and a 3.02 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Phillies will be Cliff Lee. The lefthander has a 2.55 ERA to go along with a 8-2 record this season.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +110 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Washington has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 34-35 SU
Philadelphia: 34-37 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Washington, Wednesday, June 19