Phillies, streaking Hoskins set for matchup with Nationals

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Washington Nationals (24-31, fourth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (27-30, third in the NL East)

Philadelphia; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: TBD Phillies: Vince Velasquez (2-1, 4.08 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia's Hoskins puts 12-game hit streak on the line against Nationals.

The Phillies are 14-16 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .306 this season, led by Bryce Harper with a mark of .387.

The Nationals are 9-12 against NL East Division teams. The Washington offense has compiled a .247 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the majors. Trea Turner leads the team with an average of .309.

The Phillies won the last meeting 5-2. Ranger Suarez secured his first victory and Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Philadelphia. Joe Ross took his sixth loss for Washington.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rhys Hoskins leads the Phillies with 12 home runs and has 35 RBIs.

Turner leads the Nationals with 69 hits and is batting .309.

LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 4-6, .228 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored by two runs

Nationals: 3-7, .198 batting average, 4.11 ERA, outscored by 14 runs

INJURIES: Phillies: JoJo Romero: (elbow), Matt Moore: (back), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Roman Quinn: (achilles), Scott Kingery: (dizziness), Didi Gregorius: (elbow).

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (neck), Will Harris: (hand), Erick Fedde: (undisclosed), Luis Avilan: (elbow), Yan Gomes: (hamstring).

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

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