Roark expected to start as Reds host the Nationals
Cincinnati; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Reds favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati and Washington will square off at Great American Ball Park on Saturday.
The Reds are 15-13 on their home turf. Cincinnati is slugging .413 as a unit. Derek Dietrich leads the club with a .707 slugging percentage, including 20 extra-base hits and 17 home runs.
The Nationals are 11-18 on the road. Washington has slugged .418 this season. Anthony Rendon leads the team with a mark of .647. The Reds won the last meeting 9-3. Tyler Mahle earned his second victory and Curt Casali went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Cincinnati. Patrick Corbin took his third loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with 57 hits and has 21 RBIs. Dietrich is 9-for-27 with six home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Cincinnati.
LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 6-4, .316 batting average, 5.11 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
Nationals: 5-5, .286 batting average, 5.09 ERA, outscored opponents by six 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).