Nationals host Cubs in first of 3-game series
Washington; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
LINE: Cubs -140, Nationals +118; over/under is 8 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals start a three-game home series against the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
Washington is 38-78 overall and 18-42 at home. The Nationals are 26-8 in games while scoring at least five points.
Chicago is 47-66 overall and 23-32 on the road. The Cubs are 17-10 in games when they hit two or more homers.
Monday’s game is the fourth time these teams have faced each other this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 2-8, .264 batting average, 7.09 ERA, outscored by 38 runs
Cubs: 6-4, .258 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored opponents by five points
INJURIES: Nationals: Luis Garcia: IL 10 days (groin), Erick Fedde: IL 15 days (shoulder), MacKenzie Gore: IL 15 days (elbow), Evan Lee: IL 60 days (flexor), Stephane Strasbourg: IL 60 days (ribs), Tanner Rainey: IL 60 days (elbow), Jackson Tetreault: IL 60 days (shoulder), Carter Kieboom: IL 60 days (forearm), Sean Doolittle: IL 60 days (elbow), Will Harris: IL 60 days (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60 days IL (calf), Joe Ross: IL 60 days (elbow)
Cubs: Michael Hermosillo: IL 60 days (quadriceps), Steven Brault: IL 10 days (covid), Kyle Hendricks: IL 15 days (shoulder), Alec Mills: IL 15 days (back), Jason Heyward: IL 10 days (knee), Wade Miley: IL 15 days (shoulder), Manuel Rodriguez: IL 60 days (elbow), Ethan Robert: IL 60 days (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: IL 60 days (shoulder), Codi Heuer: IL 60 days (elbow), Brad Wieck: IL 60 days (elbow)
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