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Scherzer expected to start for Washington against Tampa Bay

September 7, 2020 GMT

Tampa Bay Rays (28-13, first in the AL East) vs. Washington Nationals (14-25, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Monday, 6:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tampa Bay: Charlie Morton (1-1, 4.82 ERA) Washington: Max Scherzer (3-2, 3.95 ERA)

BOTTOM LINE: Washington and Tampa Bay will face off on Monday.

The Nationals are 4-12 in home games. Washington ranks fourth in the league in hitting with a .267 batting average, Trea Turner leads the club with an average of .365.

The Rays have gone 14-7 away from home. Tampa Bay’s team on-base percentage of .331 is second in the American League. Willy Adames leads the lineup with an OBP of .376.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Turner is second on the Nationals with nine home runs and has 23 RBIs.

Brandon Lowe leads the Rays with 10 home runs and has 28 RBIs.

INJURIES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Seth Romero: (right hand), Javy Guerra: (hamstring), Sam Freeman: (elbow), Roenis Elias: (elbow), Juan Soto: (elbow), Starlin Castro: (wrist).

Rays: Ryan Yarbrough: (groin), Chaz Roe: (elbow), Cody Reed: (finger), Colin Poche: (elbow), Andrew Kittredge: (elbow), Oliver Drake: (right biceps), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Jose Alvarado: (shoulder), Yandy Diaz: (hamstring), Mike Zunino: (oblique).

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