Nationals begin 3-game series against the Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers (27-13, first in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (14-28, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Tyler Anderson (4-0, 4.04 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Nationals: Joan Adon (1-7, 6.38 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)

LINE: Dodgers -214, Nationals +178; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals host the Los Angeles Dodgers to open a three-game series.

Washington has a 14-28 record overall and a 5-15 record at home. The Nationals have the eighth-ranked team on-base percentage in the NL at .314.

Los Angeles has gone 15-5 at home and 27-13 overall. Dodgers pitchers have a collective 2.80 ERA, which leads the majors.

The matchup Monday is the first meeting this season between the two clubs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Bell is second on the Nationals with a .291 batting average, and has seven doubles, four home runs, 19 walks and 22 RBI. Nelson Cruz is 10-for-33 with four RBI over the last 10 games.

Mookie Betts has 10 home runs, 21 walks and 24 RBI while hitting .273 for the Dodgers. Trea Turner is 13-for-39 with four doubles, a home run and eight RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 3-7, .239 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored by 23 runs

Dodgers: 7-3, .259 batting average, 3.76 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Nelson Cruz: day-to-day (ankle), Alcides Escobar: day-to-day (undisclosed), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Ehire Adrianza: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Hunter Harvey: 10-Day IL (pronator), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Stephen Strasburg: 10-Day IL (shoulder/neck), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Dodgers: Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tommy Kahnle: 15-Day IL (forearm), Victor Gonzalez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Clayton Kershaw: 15-Day IL (pelvis), Andrew Heaney: 10-Day IL (shoudler), Danny Duffy: 60-Day IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Dustin May: 60-Day IL (elbow)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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