Nationals play Indians, look to continue 7-game win streak
Washington; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Washington enters the matchup as winners of their last seven games.
The Nationals are 49-31 in home games. The Washington offense has compiled a .264 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the National League. Anthony Rendon leads the team with an average of .319.
The Indians are 44-36 on the road. The Cleveland pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.78, Shane Bieber leads the staff with a mark of 3.28. The Nationals won the last meeting 10-7. Daniel Hudson earned his ninth victory and Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Washington. Adam Plutko took his fifth loss for Cleveland.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rendon leads the Nationals with 174 hits and is batting .319. Trea Turner is 14-for-42 with five doubles, five home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 9-1, .281 batting average, 3.40 ERA, outscored opponents by 30 runs
Indians: 5-5, .231 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by four 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).