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The fans at Busch Stadium will be treated to a game between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals when they take their seats on Tuesday.

The Nationals will trot Gio Gonzalez out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Gonzalez has a 11-7 record and a 3.39 ERA this season.

Gonzalez's opponent in this one will be Michael Wacha. The Cardinals righthander has a 3.37 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -161 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Washington: 84-73 SU
St. Louis: 92-65 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Washington is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Washington, Wednesday, September 25