Archer gets the start for Pirates against Nationals
Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington hosts Pittsburgh in game two of a three-game series.
The Nationals finished 41-40 in home games in 2018. Washington pitchers struck out 8.7 hitters per game last year with a staff ERA of 4.04.
The Pirates went 38-43 away from home in 2018. Pittsburgh averaged 8.5 hits with 3.0 extra base hits per game last year. The Nationals won the season series 5-2 in 2018.