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Rockies and Nationals meet in series rubber match

May 5, 2022 GMT

Washington Nationals (9-17, fifth in the NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (14-10, third in the NL West)

Denver; Thursday, 3:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 6.75 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, five strikeouts); Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (2-1, 3.66 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, six strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rockies -137, Nationals +116; over/under is 11 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Both the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals are looking for a series win with a victory on Thursday.

Colorado has a 14-10 record overall and a 10-5 record in home games. Rockies hitters have a collective .332 on-base percentage, the second-ranked percentage in the NL.

Washington is 9-17 overall and 3-11 at home. The Nationals have the fourth-best team batting average in MLB play at .246.

The teams meet Thursday for the third time this season.

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TOP PERFORMERS: C.J. Cron has six doubles, a triple and nine home runs for the Rockies. Randal Grichuk is 12-for-40 with a double and three home runs over the past 10 games.

Cesar Hernandez has six doubles and six RBI for the Nationals. Juan Soto is 8-for-39 with a double and two home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 5-5, .257 batting average, 4.60 ERA, outscored by eight runs

Nationals: 3-7, .282 batting average, 4.70 ERA, outscored by two runs

INJURIES: Rockies: Kris Bryant: 10-Day IL (back), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Peter Lambert: 10-Day IL (forearm), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)

Nationals: Nelson Cruz: day-to-day (back), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Ehire Adrianza: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Hunter Harvey: 10-Day IL (pronator), Mason Thompson: 10-Day IL (biceps), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Stephen Strasburg: 10-Day IL (shoulder/neck), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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