Espino expected to start as Nationals host the Phillies

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Philadelphia Phillies (54-53, second in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (49-58, fourth in the NL East)

Washington; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Chase Anderson (2-4, 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 34 strikeouts) Nationals: Paolo Espino (3-2, 3.08 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals -107, Phillies -109; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Washington and Philadelphia will meet on Wednesday.

The Nationals are 29-28 on their home turf. Washington has slugged .419 this season. Jakson Reetz leads the team with a mark of 1.000.

The Phillies have gone 23-32 away from home. Philadelphia is hitting a collective .242 this season, led by Jean Segura with an average of .307.

The Phillies won the last meeting 5-4. Zack Wheeler earned his ninth victory and Ronald Torreyes went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Philadelphia. Patrick Corbin took his 10th loss for Washington.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Bell leads the Nationals with 33 extra base hits and is slugging .474.

Rhys Hoskins leads the Phillies with 23 home runs and is slugging .495.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 4-6, .266 batting average, 5.40 ERA, outscored by five runs

Phillies: 6-4, .269 batting average, 4.64 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Austin Voth: (covid-19), Stephen Strasburg: (neck), Kyle McGowin: (bicep), Will Harris: (hand), Steven Fuentes: (shoulder), Luis Avilan: (elbow), Jordy Mercer: (calf), Rene Rivera: (elbow), Alex Avila: (calf).

Phillies: Vince Velasquez: (finger), JoJo Romero: (elbow), Bailey Falter: (covid-19), Zach Eflin: (knee), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Sam Coonrod: (forearm), Connor Brogdon: (elbow), Roman Quinn: (achilles), Andrew McCutchen: (knee), Matt Joyce: (back), Adam Haseley: (covid-19), Freddy Galvis: (quad).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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