Nationals take road skid into matchup with the Reds

Washington Nationals (18-35, fifth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (18-32, fifth in the NL Central)

Cincinnati; Friday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Josiah Gray (5-4, 5.08 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 54 strikeouts); Reds: Mike Minor (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -128, Nationals +109; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals will aim to stop a four-game road skid when they take on the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati has a 10-12...

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Washington Nationals (18-35, fifth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (18-32, fifth in the NL Central)

Cincinnati; Friday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Josiah Gray (5-4, 5.08 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 54 strikeouts); Reds: Mike Minor (0-0)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -128, Nationals +109; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals will aim to stop a four-game road skid when they take on the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati has a 10-12 record in home games and an 18-32 record overall. The Reds are 11-7 in games when they scored at least five runs.

Washington has an 18-35 record overall and a 9-17 record in road games. The Nationals have a 12-23 record in games when they have allowed at least one home run.

The matchup Friday is the second meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Drury leads Cincinnati with eight home runs while slugging .468. Kyle Farmer is 11-for-24 with four home runs and 11 RBI over the past 10 games.

Josh Bell ranks second on the Nationals with a .309 batting average, and has nine doubles, five home runs, 22 walks and 29 RBI. Cesar Hernandez is 12-for-43 with four RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Reds: 6-4, .267 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs

Nationals: 4-6, .253 batting average, 6.38 ERA, outscored by 24 runs

INJURIES: Reds: Tyler Naquin: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Justin Wilson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Connor Overton: 60-Day IL (back), Donovan Solano: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Lucas Sims: 15-Day IL (lower back), Jonathan India: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Jake Fraley: 10-Day IL (knee), Nick Lodolo: 10-Day IL (back), Daniel Duarte: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Garcia: 10-Day IL (hand), Mike Minor: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Max Schrock: 60-Day IL (calf), Justin Dunn: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)

Nationals: Alcides Escobar: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Ehire Adrianza: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Hunter Harvey: 10-Day IL (pronator), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Stephen Strasburg: 10-Day IL (shoulder/neck), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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