St. Louis takes 4-game win streak into game against Washington
St. Louis Cardinals (19-10, first in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (12-16, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis enters the game as winners of their last four games.
The Nationals are 6-10 on their home turf. Washington has hit 43 home runs this season, seventh in the MLB. Juan Soto leads the team with six, averaging one every 17.5 at-bats.
The Cardinals are 7-6 on the road. St. Louis has a team on-base percentage of .344, good for fourth in the National League. Dexter Fowler leads the team with a mark of .415. The Cardinals won the last meeting 3-2. Adam Wainwright earned his third victory and Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with an RBI for St. Louis. Anibal Sanchez took his fourth loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Victor Robles leads the Nationals with 13 extra base hits and is batting .255. Soto is 9-for-40 with three home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 3-7, .236 batting average, 5.00 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Cardinals: 9-1, .294 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Trevor Rosenthal: 10-day IL (infection), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (right foot plantar fasciitis), Trea Turner: 10-day IL (finger), Anthony Rendon: 10-day IL (elbow).
Cardinals Injuries: Mike Mayers: 10-day IL (shoulder), Carlos Martinez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Luke Gregerson: 10-day IL (shoulder), Brett Cecil: 60-day IL (wrist/forearm), Justin Williams: 10-day IL (hand), Dexter Fowler: day-to-day (illness).