Sanchez expected to start as Nationals host the White Sox
Washington; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington and Chicago will play at Nationals Park Wednesday.
The Nationals are 14-15 on their home turf. The Washington pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.79. Max Scherzer leads the team with a 3.06 ERA.
The White Sox are 12-17 on the road. Chicago is hitting a collective .252 this season, led by Tim Anderson with an average of .323. The Nationals won the last meeting 9-5. Stephen Strasburg earned his sixth victory and Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBIs for Washington. Reynaldo Lopez registered his sixth loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rendon leads the Nationals with 11 home runs and is slugging .671. Matt Adams is 7-for-32 with a double, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 8-2, .290 batting average, 4.05 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs
White Sox: 6-4, .256 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored by five 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), Brian Dozier: day-to-day (forearm).
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).