Washington Nationals (12-23, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (22-14, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Friday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Washington: Austin Voth (0-4, 7.99 ERA) Atlanta: Tommy Milone (1-4, 5.68 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Freddie Freeman is riding a 16-game hitting streak as Atlanta readies to play Washington.
The Braves are 13-9 against teams from the NL East. Atlanta has slugged .465, good for second in the National League. Marcell Ozuna leads the club with a .624 slugging percentage, including 19 extra-base hits and 12 home runs.
The Nationals are 6-13 against teams from the NL East. The Washington offence has compiled a .263 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the MLB. Trea Turner leads the team with a mark of .366.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ozuna leads the Braves with 19 extra base hits and is batting .301.
Juan Soto leads the Nationals with 26 RBIs and is batting .354.
INJURIES: Braves: Jacob Webb: (shoulder), Jeremy Walker: (shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Phil Pfeifer: (elbow), Cole Hamels: (left arm), Ronald Acuna Jr.: (hamstring), Ozzie Albies: (right wrist).
Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Seth Romero: (right hand), Javy Guerra: (hamstring), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Starlin Castro: (wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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