Phillies try to sweep series against the Nationals

Washington Nationals (49-91, fifth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (77-62, third in the NL East)

Philadelphia; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Anibal Sanchez (2-5, 4.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 35 strikeouts); Phillies: Aaron Nola (9-11, 3.35 ERA, .97 WHIP, 200 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -312, Nationals +250; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals play the last game of a three-game series. The Phillies can sweep the series with a win.

Philadelphia has a 77-62 record overall and a 43-31 record in home games. The Phillies have the seventh-ranked team on-base percentage in the NL at .317.

Washington has a 27-44 record in road games and a 49-91 record overall. The Nationals are 34-12 in games when they scored at least five runs.

The teams meet Sunday for the 15th time this season. The Phillies are ahead 12-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Schwarber leads Philadelphia with 37 home runs while slugging .485. Edmundo Sosa is 9-for-20 with two home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

Lane Thomas has 22 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 49 RBI while hitting .253 for the Nationals. Joey Meneses is 14-for-47 with three doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 5-5, .285 batting average, 5.55 ERA, outscored by two runs

Nationals: 5-5, .310 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

INJURIES: Phillies: Nicholas Castellanos: 10-Day IL (oblique), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Zack Wheeler: 15-Day IL (forearm), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Seranthony Dominguez: 15-Day IL (tricep), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), Zach Eflin: 60-Day IL (knee), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Nationals: Keibert Ruiz: 10-Day IL (groin), Victor Robles: day-to-day (neck), Yadiel Hernandez: 60-Day IL (calf), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Cade Cavalli: 15-Day IL (shoulder), MacKenzie Gore: 15-Day IL (elbow), Evan Lee: 60-Day IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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