Preview: Marlins aim to recover momentum against Nationals

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WASHINGTON — If the weather cooperates, a pair of well-travelled right-handers will face off Tuesday at Nationals Park.

The Miami Marlins’ Vance Worley (2-3, 5.70 ERA) is due to oppose Washington’s Edwin Jackson (4-3, 2.93 with the Nationals), although rain is in the forecast.

Worley has pitched for five major league teams. He was in spring training with the Nationals this year after making 35 appearances (four starts) for the Baltimore Orioles last year.

“He can do anything for you at any time,” Marlins first baseman Justin Bour said. “Whatever they ask him to do, he is going to go out there and do it. He has been really good for us. He really has a game plan with whomever catches him. He is a great addition on and off the field.”

Worley has been a long man in the bullpen in earlier stops in his career.

“He could switch to working (as the long man),” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said of Worley, who is 6-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 12 career games, including six starts, against the Nationals.

Jackson has appeared in the big leagues for 12 teams. He came to Washington earlier this year after pitching in three games for the

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