Diamondbacks look to end 3-game slide against Nationals
Washington Nationals (15-19, fifth in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (17-22, fourth in 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 game as losers of their last three games.
The Diamondbacks are 8-8 in home games in 2020. Arizona has a team on-base percentage of .314, led by Carson Kelly with a mark of .486.
The Nationals are 6-9 in road games. The Washington offense has compiled a .254 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the league. Trea Turner leads the team with a mark of .312.
The Nationals won the last meeting 17-2. Max Scherzer earned his third victory and Andrew Stevenson went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Washington. Riley Smith registered his third loss for Arizona.
TOP PERFORMERS: Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with seven home runs and is slugging .400.
Turner leads the Nationals with 15 extra base hits and is batting .312.
LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 2-8, .222 batting average, 5.00 ERA, outscored by 24 runs
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