Washington puts win streak on the line against Cleveland
Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals -125; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington enters the matchup as winners of their last five games.
The Nationals are 47-31 on their home turf. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .337 leads the National League. Anthony Rendon leads the team with an OBP of .404.
The Indians are 44-34 on the road. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.71. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.28 earned run average.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 8-2, .276 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
Indians: 7-3, .256 batting average, 3.24 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: (shoulder), Jonny Venters: (shoulder), Koda Glover: (forearm), Roenis Elias: (hamstring), Adrian Sanchez: (illness), Kurt Suzuki: (elbow), Spencer Kieboom: (elbow).
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).