Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
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LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington and Cincinnati will square off at Nationals Park Tuesday.
The Nationals are 32-25 on their home turf. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .331 is third in the National League. Juan Soto leads the lineup with an OBP of .400.
The Reds are 23-33 on the road. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a combined team ERA of 4.07, Anthony DeSclafani leads the staff with a mark of 4.51. The Nationals won the last meeting 7-6. Erick Fedde earned his third victory and Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs for Washington. DeSclafani registered his seventh loss for Cincinnati.
TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Rendon leads the Nationals with 58 extra base hits and is slugging .601. Soto is 9-for-32 with two doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 6-4, .262 batting average, 4.99 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Reds: 6-4, .285 batting average, 4.37 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: (shoulder), Austin Voth: (bicep), Jonny Venters: (shoulder), Max Scherzer: (rhomboid), Jeremy Hellickson: (shoulder), Koda Glover: (forearm), Roenis Elias: (hamstring), Juan Soto: (leg), Ryan Zimmerman: (foot), Brian Dozier: (illness).
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