Pirates come into matchup against the Nationals on losing streak
Pittsburgh Pirates (29-44, third in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (28-48, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 61 strikeouts); Nationals: Patrick Corbin (3-10, 6.60 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 63 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals -122, Pirates +103; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stop a four-game skid with a win over the Washington Nationals.
Washington has gone 13-26 at home and 28-48 overall. The Nationals have gone 21-4 in games when they scored at least five runs.
Pittsburgh has a 29-44 record overall and a 12-24 record in road games. The Pirates are 18-6 in games when they scored at least five runs.
Tuesday’s game is the sixth time these teams match up this season. The Pirates hold a 3-2 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Bell has 12 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs for the Nationals. Luis Garcia is 14-for-40 with five doubles and a triple over the last 10 games.
Daniel Vogelbach has seven doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 23 RBI for the Pirates. Jack Suwinski is 7-for-33 with two doubles and four home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 5-5, .245 batting average, 2.86 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Pirates: 4-6, .227 batting average, 4.85 ERA, outscored opponents by three 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), 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)