Paxton expected to start for Yankees at Nationals
New York Yankees (1-0, first in the AL East) vs. Washington Nationals (0-1, fifth in the AL East)
Washington; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: James Paxton (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts) Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts)
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees take on the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
The Nationals went 50-31 on their home field in 2019. Washington hit .265 as a team last season and averaged 3.4 extra base hits per game.
The Yankees went 46-35 on the road in 2019. New York hit .267 as a team last year while averaging 9.2 hits per game.
INJURIES: Nationals: Adrian Sanchez: (achilles).
Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka: (concussion), Luis Severino: (elbow).