Cleveland takes 3-game slide into matchup with Washington
Washington; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals -140; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.
The Nationals are 48-31 on their home turf. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .337 is third in the majors. Anthony Rendon leads the team with an OBP of .404.
The Indians are 44-35 in road games. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.74. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.28 earned run average. The Nationals won the last meeting 8-2. Austin Voth recorded his second victory and Gerardo Parra went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Washington. Nick Goody registered his second loss for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 8-2, .274 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Indians: 6-4, .239 batting average, 3.58 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: (groin), Jefry Rodriguez: (shoulder), Tyler Olson: (undisclosed), Corey Kluber: (arm), A.J. Cole: (shoulder), Cody Anderson: (elbow), Tyler Naquin: (knee), Jason Kipnis: (wrist), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).