Alzolay expected to start for the Cubs against Nationals
Chicago Cubs (51-55, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (48-56, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Adbert Alzolay (4-11, 4.73 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 95 strikeouts) Nationals: Erick Fedde (4-7, 5.05 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 68 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals -119, Cubs +101; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Willson Contreras and the Cubs will take on the Nationals Sunday.
The Nationals are 28-26 in home games in 2020. Washington has a team on-base percentage of .326, led by Juan Soto with a mark of .415.
The Cubs have gone 20-34 away from home. Chicago has slugged .396 this season. Willson Contreras leads the team with a mark of .434.
The Cubs won the last meeting 6-3. Kyle Hendricks earned his 13th victory and Rafael Ortega went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for Chicago. Joe Ross registered his ninth loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Bell leads the Nationals with 32 extra base hits and is batting .248.
Contreras leads the Cubs with 37 RBIs and is batting .233.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 3-7, .240 batting average, 4.82 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Cubs: 4-6, .237 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored by five runs
INJURIES: Nationals: Austin Voth: (undisclosed), Stephen Strasburg: (neck), Kyle McGowin: (bicep), Will Harris: (hand), Steven Fuentes: (shoulder), Luis Avilan: (elbow), Jordy Mercer: (calf), Alex Avila: (calf).
Cubs: Brad Wieck: (heart), Rowan Wick: (oblique), Kohl Stewart: (elbow), Dillon Maples: (blister), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Nick Madrigal: (hamstring), Nico Hoerner: (oblique), Austin Romine: (left wrist), Jose Lobaton: (shoulder), P.J. Higgins: (forearm).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.