Washington; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EDT
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LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Nationals are 33-25 on their home turf. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .331 is third in the National League. Juan Soto leads the club with an OBP of .399.
The Reds are 23-34 on the road. The Cincinnati pitching staff owns a combined team ERA of 4.07, Trevor Bauer leads the staff with a mark of 3.85. The Nationals won the last meeting 3-1. Joe Ross earned his third victory and Brian Dozier went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI for Washington. Alex Wood registered his first loss for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 6-4, .270 batting average, 5.09 ERA
Reds: 5-5, .282 batting average, 4.52 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: (shoulder), Austin Voth: (bicep), Jonny Venters: (shoulder), Max Scherzer: (rhomboid), Jeremy Hellickson: (shoulder), Koda Glover: (forearm), Roenis Elias: (hamstring), Ryan Zimmerman: (foot).
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