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Diamondbacks look to end 3-game slide against Nationals

Washington Nationals (15-19, fifth within the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (17-22, fourth within the NL West)

Phoenix; Saturday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Joe Ross (2-2, 4.26 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 28 strikeouts) Diamondbacks: Luke Weaver (2-3, 5.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 35 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona enters the sport as losers of their final three video games.

The Diamondbacks are 8-8 in dwelling video games in 2020. Arizona has a workforce on-base share of .314, led by Carson Kelly with a mark of .486.

The Nationals are 6-9 in highway video games. The Washington offense has compiled a .254 batting common as a workforce this season, good for fourth within the league. Trea Turner leads the workforce with a mark of .312.

The Nationals gained the final meeting 17-2. Max Scherzer earned his third victory and Andrew Stevenson went 2-for-3 with a house run and three RBIs for Washington. Riley Smith registered his third loss for Arizona.

TOP PERFORMERS: Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with seven dwelling runs and is slugging .400.

Turner leads the Nationals with 15 additional base hits and is batting .312.

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 2-8, .222 batting common, 5.00 ERA, outscored by 24 runs

Nationals: 3-7, .253 batting common, 3.55 ERA, outscored opponents by 9 runs

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Taylor Widener: (groin), Zac Gallen: (elbow), Tyler Clippard: (shoulder), Ketel Marte: (hamstring), Kole Calhoun: (left hamstring), Christian Walker: (indirect), Asdrubal Cabrera: (hamstring).

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (proper shoulder), Luis Avilan: (elbow).

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The Associated Press created this story utilizing technology supplied by Data Skrive and knowledge from Sportradar.

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