Nationals take 5-game slide into matchup with Cardinals

Washington Nationals (1-5) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (5-4)

St. Louis; Monday, 7:45 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Erick Fedde (0-1, 27.00 ERA, 4.20 WHIP, 1 strikeouts) Cardinals: TBD

LINE: Cardinals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals enter the matchup as losers of their last five games.

The Cardinals went 14-13 in home games in 2020. St. Louis pitchers had an ERA of 3.90 last season while striking out 7.7 hitters per game.

The Nationals went 11-16 away from home in 2020. Washington averaged 8.6 hits with 3.2 extra base hits per game and 112 total doubles last season.

The teams meet for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas: (right shoulder), Kwang Hyun Kim: (back), Dakota Hudson: (right elbow), Tyler O’Neill: (right groin), Harrison Bader: (right forearm).

Nationals: Will Harris: (hand).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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