Washington faces Chicago after Scherzer’s strong showing
Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: White Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Nationals are 13-15 in home games. Washington’s lineup has 75 home runs this season, Anthony Rendon leads the club with 10 homers.
The White Sox are 12-16 on the road. Chicago has hit 65 home runs this season, last in the American League. Jose Abreu leads the team with 15, averaging one every 15.5 at-bats.
Abreu leads the White Sox with 30 extra base hits and has 50 RBIs. Yonder Alonso is 8-for-33 with two doubles, a home run and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 7-3, .297 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
White Sox: 6-4, .259 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Trevor Rosenthal: 10-day IL (infection), Justin Miller: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jeremy Hellickson: 10-day IL (shoulder), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (foot).
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 10-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Nate Jones: 60-day IL (elbow), Ryan Burr: 10-day IL (elbow), Jon Jay: 60-day IL (hip), Yoan Moncada: day-to-day (leg soreness).