Chicago Cubs (50-54, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (47-55, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Trevor Williams (4-2, 5.06 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 61 strikeouts) Nationals: TBD
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals +110, Cubs -130; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington and Chicago will square off on Friday.
The Nationals are 27-25 on their home turf. Washington's lineup has 117 home runs this season, Juan Soto leads them with 18 homers.
The Cubs are 19-33 on the road. Chicago has hit 134 home runs as a team this season. Javier Baez leads the team with 22, averaging one every 15.2 at-bats.
The Cubs won the last meeting 5-2. Justin Steele secured his second victory and Ian Happ went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs for Chicago. Joe Ross took his fourth loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Soto leads the Nationals with 58 RBIs and is batting .302.
Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 87 hits and has 51 RBIs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 4-6, .271 batting average, 4.39 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs
Cubs: 4-6, .228 batting average, 4.84 ERA, outscored by seven runs
INJURIES: Nationals: Austin Voth: (undisclosed), Stephen Strasburg: (neck), Kyle McGowin: (bicep), Daniel Hudson: (undisclosed), Will Harris: (hand), Steven Fuentes: (shoulder), Luis Avilan: (elbow), Victor Robles: (back), Jordy Mercer: (calf), Alex Avila: (calf).
Cubs: Brad Wieck: (heart), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Kohl Stewart: (elbow), Dillon Maples: (blister), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jake Arrieta: (hamstring), Nico Hoerner: (oblique), Austin Romine: (left wrist), Jose Lobaton: (shoulder), P.J. Higgins: (forearm).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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