Washington Nationals at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun

TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6 p.m.

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Washington Nationals (17-28, fifth in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (30-17, first in the AL East)

PITCHING PROBABLES

Washington: Anibal Sanchez (2-4, 6.34 ERA)

Tampa Bay: John Curtiss (3-0, 1.53 ERA)

LINE

Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE

The Washington Nationals head to play the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

The Rays are 16-8 on their home turf. Tampa Bay’s team on-base percentage of .329 is eighth in the majors. Yandy Diaz leads the lineup with an OBP of .423.

The Nationals are 8-12 on the road. Washington ranks seventh in the MLB in hitting with a .264 batting average, Juan Soto leads the team with an average of .354.

TOP PERFORMERS

Willy Adames leads the Rays with 40 hits and is batting .282.

Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 64 hits and has 28 RBIs.

INJURIES

Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (right biceps), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Yandy Diaz: (hamstring), Ji-Man Choi: (hamstring), Mike Zunino: (oblique).

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Seth Romero: (right hand), Tanner Rainey: (forearm), Javy Guerra: (hamstring), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Sean Doolittle: (oblique), Dakota Bacus: (right flexor), Howie Kendrick: (left hamstring), Starlin Castro: (wrist).

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