Cardinals look to keep home win streak going, host the Nationals
Washington Nationals (47-87, fifth in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (79-55, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Monday, 4:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Anibal Sanchez (1-5, 5.05 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 32 strikeouts); Cardinals: Jack Flaherty (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Cardinals -263, Nationals +215; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Cardinals host the Washington Nationals looking to continue a five-game home winning streak.
St. Louis is 79-55 overall and 45-22 at home. The Cardinals are 44-12 in games when they did not allow a home run.
Washington is 47-87 overall and 25-40 in road games. The Nationals have a 34-16 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Monday’s game is the fourth time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Paul Goldschmidt has 34 home runs, 69 walks and 107 RBI while hitting .331 for the Cardinals. Tommy Edman is 15-for-40 with five doubles, a triple, four home runs and eight RBI over the past 10 games.
Cesar Hernandez has 26 doubles, three triples, a home run and 28 RBI while hitting .245 for the Nationals. Joey Meneses is 14-for-43 with four doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 8-2, .261 batting average, 3.39 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Nationals: 6-4, .277 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
INJURIES: Cardinals: Drew VerHagen: 60-Day IL (hip), Steven Matz: 15-Day IL (knee), Jack Flaherty: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Nationals: Yadiel Hernandez: 60-Day IL (calf), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Nelson Cruz: day-to-day (knee), Cade Cavalli: 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), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.