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Pirates aim to end 3-game skid, take on the Nationals

June 27, 2022 GMT

Pittsburgh Pirates (29-43, third in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (27-48, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: TBD; Nationals: Erick Fedde (5-5, 4.46 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates enter the matchup against the Washington Nationals as losers of three straight games.

Washington has a 12-26 record in home games and a 27-48 record overall. The Nationals have gone 11-3 in games when they hit two or more home runs.

Pittsburgh is 12-23 on the road and 29-43 overall. The Pirates have an 18-6 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

Monday’s game is the fifth time these teams square off this season. The Pirates are up 3-1 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Juan Soto leads the Nationals with 28 extra base hits (14 doubles and 14 home runs). Josh Bell is 15-for-35 with two doubles, a triple, four home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.

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Ke’Bryan Hayes has 15 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 24 RBI while hitting .263 for the Pirates. Bryan Reynolds is 9-for-38 with a triple and a home run over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 4-6, .231 batting average, 2.97 ERA, outscored by nine runs

Pirates: 4-6, .216 batting average, 4.70 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Evan Lee: 15-Day IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 15-Day IL (ribs), Hunter Harvey: 60-Day IL (pronator), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (knee), Josh Rogers: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Pirates: Jake Marisnick: 60-Day IL (thumb), Zach Thompson: 15-Day IL (forearm), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: 10-Day IL (back), Dillon Peters: 15-Day IL (back), Tucupita Marcano: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Duane Underwood Jr.: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Josh VanMeter: 10-Day IL (finger), Ben Gamel: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Kevin Newman: 60-Day IL (groin), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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