Washington Nationals (17-29, fifth in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (31-17, first in the AL East)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Washington: Austin Voth (0-5, 7.99 ERA) Tampa Bay: Pete Fairbanks (4-3, 3.00 ERA)

LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Washington enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.

The Rays are 17-8 on their home turf. Tampa Bay has a collective on-base percentage of .330, good for third in the American League. Yandy Diaz leads the club with a mark of .423.

The Nationals have gone 8-13 away from home. The Washington offense has compiled a .263 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the league. Juan Soto leads the team with a mark of .350.

TOP PERFORMERS: Willy Adames leads the Rays with 40 hits and is batting .274.

Soto leads the Nationals with 11 home runs and is batting .350.

INJURIES: Rays: Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Yandy Diaz: (hamstring), Ji-Man Choi: (hamstring), Mike Zunino: (oblique).

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Seth Romero: (right hand), Tanner Rainey: (forearm), Javy Guerra: (hamstring), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Sean Doolittle: (oblique), Dakota Bacus: (right flexor), Howie Kendrick: (left hamstring), Starlin Castro: (wrist).

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

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