Nationals visit the Mariners to start 2-game series
Washington Nationals (41-82, fifth in the NL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (66-56, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Erick Fedde (0-0); Mariners: Robbie Ray (9-8, 3.87 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 166 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mariners -273, Nationals +221; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Mariners open a two-game series at home against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
Seattle has a 31-26 record at home and a 66-56 record overall. The Mariners have the eighth-ranked team slugging percentage in the AL at .385.
Washington has gone 22-38 on the road and 41-82 overall. The Nationals have a 29-66 record in games when they have allowed at least one home run.
The teams meet Tuesday for the third time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Julio Rodriguez has 19 doubles, three triples and 19 home runs for the Mariners. Cal Raleigh is 8-for-27 with four doubles, two home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.
Luke Voit leads Washington with 16 home runs while slugging .414. Lane Thomas is 9-for-40 with two home runs and two RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 6-4, .244 batting average, 3.62 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
Nationals: 4-6, .243 batting average, 3.50 ERA, outscored by nine runs
INJURIES: Mariners: Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Evan White: 60-Day IL (hernia), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Nationals: Luke Voit: day-to-day (foot), Yadiel Hernandez: 10-Day IL (left calf), Luis Garcia: 10-Day IL (groin), Erick Fedde: 15-Day IL (shoulder), MacKenzie Gore: 15-Day IL (elbow), Evan Lee: 60-Day IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)