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Guardians host the Nationals with an eight-match home win

Associated press

Washington Nationals (26-30, third in NL East) vs. Cleveland Guardians (38-19, first in the AL Central)

Cleveland; Saturday, 4:10 PM EDT

PROBABLE PITCHING: Nationals: Mitchell Parker (4-2, 3.45 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 38 strikeouts); Guardians: Ben Lively (4-2, 2.80 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)

Bottom line: The Cleveland Guardians will look to keep their eight-game home winning streak going when they play the Washington Nationals.

Cleveland has a 38-19 overall record and a 19-6 record in home games. The Guardians have a 17-5 record in games where they haven’t given up a home run.

Washington has a 16-17 record in road games and a 26-30 record overall. The Nationals have a 12-21 record in games when they have given up a home run.

The teams will meet for the second time this season on Saturday.

TOP PERFORMERS: Andres Gimenez has nine doubles, a triple, four home runs and 33 RBI for the Guardians. Jose Ramirez is 14-for-38 with six doubles and five homeruns in the last ten games.

Luis Garcia has 10 doubles, five home runs and 26 RBI for the Nationals. CJ Abrams is 7-for-41 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 8-2, .248 batting average, 4.40 ERA, defeated opponents by 21 runs

Nationals: 5-5, .245 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by five runs

INJURIES: Guardians: Carlos Carrasco: 15 days IL (neck), Gavin Williams: 60 days IL (elbow), Shane Bieber: 60 days IL (elbow), Trevor Stephan: 60 days IL (elbow), James Karinchak: 60 days IL (shoulder)

Nationals: Josiah Gray: 15 days IL (elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 days IL (elbow), Jose Ferrer: 60 days IL (shoulder), Mason Thompson: 60 days IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press produced this story using technology from Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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