Atlanta Braves (26-19, first in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (17-26, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Saturday, 6:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Atlanta: Ian Anderson (2-0, 2.40 ERA) Washington: Patrick Corbin (2-4, 4.34 ERA)
LINE: Braves favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington and Atlanta will meet on Saturday.
The Nationals are 9-16 against NL East teams. The Washington offence has compiled a .267 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the National League. Juan Soto leads the team with an average of .368.
The Braves are 17-14 against teams from the NL East. Atlanta has hit 80 home runs this season, second in the National League. Marcell Ozuna leads them with 14, averaging one every 12.2 at-bats.
TOP PERFORMERS: Soto leads the Nationals with 31 RBIs and is batting .368.
Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 26 extra base hits and is batting .335.
INJURIES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Seth Romero: (right hand), Javy Guerra: (hamstring), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Sean Doolittle: (oblique), Dakota Bacus: (right flexor), Howie Kendrick: (left hamstring), Starlin Castro: (wrist).
Braves: Jeremy Walker: (shoulder), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Phil Pfeifer: (elbow), Tommy Milone: (left elbow), Cole Hamels: (left arm), Max Fried: (spine), Ronald Acuna Jr.: (ankle), Tyler Flowers: (tricep).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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