Toronto Blue Jays (63-54, fourth in AL East) vs. Washington Nationals (50-68, fifth in NL East)
Washington; Tuesday, 19:05 EDT
PITCHING TRABABLE: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (5-1, 2.59 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 71 strikeouts) Citizens: Erick Fedde (4-8, 5.12 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 83 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals +168, Blue Jays -197; over / under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington and Toronto meet Tuesday.
The Nationals are 29-33 in home games in 2020. Washington pitchers have an average of 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, Patrick Corbin leading them with a mark of 7.1.
The Blue Jays are 32-29 on the road. Toronto’s lineup has 178 home runs this season, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the club with 35 homers.
The Nationals won the last meeting 8-2. Erick Fedde earned his second win and Josh Harrison went 1-on-4 with home runs and three RBIs for Washington. Steven Matz took his first loss to Toronto.
TOP PERFORMANCES: Josh Bell leads nationally with 36 extra base hits and hits. 457.
Marcus Semien leads the Blue Jays with 62 extra base hits and hits 0.525.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 1-9, .248 stroke average, 5.98 ERA, scored with 23 races
Blue Jays: 5-5, .250 stroke average, 3.91 ERA, scored opponents with five races
INJURIES: Nationals: Austin Voth: (covid-19), Stephen Strasburg: (neck), Joe Ross: (forearm), Kyle McGowin: (bicep), Will Harris: (hand), Steven Fuentes: (shoulder), Luis Avilan : (elbow), Jordy Mercer: (calf), Alex Avila: (calf).
Blue Jays: Kirby Yates: (elbow), Ross Stripling: (abdominal), Joakim Soria: (finger), David Phelps: (right lat), Julian Merryweather: (oblique), Tim Mayza: (elbow), Carl Edwards Jr. : (abdominal), AJ Cole: (neck), Anthony Castro: (ulnar nerve), George Springer: (ankle), Cavan Biggio: (back), Danny Jansen: (hamstring).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Writing and data from Sports Radar.
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