Nationals, streaking Turner set for matchup with Red Sox

August 29, 2020

Washington Nationals (12-17, fifth in the NL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (10-22, fifth in the AL East)

Boston; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Washington: Anibal Sanchez (1-3, 6.48 ERA) Boston: Chris Mazza (0-1, 6.35 ERA)

LINE: Nationals 1; over/under is 11 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Washington's Turner puts 14-game hit streak on the line against Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 4-11 in home games. The Boston offense has compiled a .252 batting average as a team this season, good for ninth in the American League. Alex Verdugo leads the team with a mark of .287.

The Nationals are 8-5 in road games. The Washington offense has compiled a .268 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the league. Juan Soto leads the team with an average of .368.

TOP PERFORMERS: Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 17 RBIs and is batting .278.

Soto leads the Nationals with nine home runs and is batting .368.

INJURIES: Red Sox: Chris Sale: (elbow), Eduardo Rodriguez: (heart), Nathan Eovaldi: (calf), Andrew Benintendi: (rib), Dustin Pedroia: (knee).

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Seth Romero: (right hand), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Starlin Castro: (wrist).

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