Start time from Arizona is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Network.
The home club Arizona Diamondbacks is favored by -129 odds with the return on the road underdog Washington Nationals at +119 odds. The run total is lined at 9 runs.
Edwin Jackson will be on the mound on Saturday night for the Nationals as he works his 22nd game of the 2012 campaign. The Washington righty hander is 6-7 with an ERA of 3.56 and WHIP of 1.18. He last appeared on August 6th and had a no decision as the Nationals beat the Astros 5-4 as a -185 road favorite. Jackson threw 5 1/3rd innings and allowed two earned runs with two hits with eight strikeouts.
The Diamondbacks will start Wade Miley in game two of this series as he works against the Washington lineup. The Arizona lefty hander is 12-7 in 19 starts with an ERA of 2.85 and WHIP of 1.09. In his last appearance on August 6th he was the loser as the Diamondbacks dropped a 4-0 road win against the Pirates as a -105 road favorite. Miley threw six innings and allowed no earned runs with six hits.
The Nationals took game one of this series with their 9-1 road win last night against the Diamondbacks as a -121 road favorite. The game went over eight runs.
In the series finale on Sunday it will be Patrick Corbin on the mound for Arizona as he faces Ross Detwiler for Washington.
Trend: Washington Nationals are 7-0 in their past seven games.