Washington Nationals (57-51, third in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (54-55, third in the NL West)
Phoenix; Friday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Joe Ross (0-3, 9.85 ERA) Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray (9-7, 3.91 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona hosts Washington to begin the three game series.
The Diamondbacks are 23-26 on their home turf. Arizona has slugged .444, good for fourth in the National League. Ketel Marte leads the club with a .567 slugging percentage, including 54 extra-base hits and 23 home runs.
Diamondbacks Injuries: Luke Weaver: 60-day IL (forearm), Taijuan Walker: 60-day IL (elbow), Silvino Bracho: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Andriese: 10-day IL (foot), Blake Swihart: 60-day IL (oblique), Steven Souza Jr.: 60-day IL (knee).
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Austin Voth: 10-day IL (bicep), Jonny Venters: 60-day IL (shoulder), Max Scherzer: 10-day IL (rhomboid), Jeremy Hellickson: 60-day IL (shoulder), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (foot), Matt Adams: day-to-day (foot).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.