Scherzer expected to start for Washington against Tampa Bay
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.
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).