By Harry Allison
The Nationals start this weekend’s series in Miami holding a game lead over the Brewers for the first NL wild card.
Here’s their remaining schedule:
3 at MIA, 5 vs. PHI, 3 vs. CLE
Washington has the benefit of playing that five-game Phillies series at home.
The Nats also have a chance to bank some wins against last-place Miami — which has the NL’s worst record — before what could be a difficult last eight games, as the club tries to hold on to its lead in the Wild Card race.