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    Nelson Cruz will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when the Washington Nationals (43-85) take on the Oakland Athletics (48-81) on Tuesday at 7:05 PM ET. The Nationals are underdogs (-108) versus the Athletics (-112). Cole Irvin starts for Oakland while Washington will counter with Erick Fedde.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Athletics vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Athletics vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Athletics -112 8

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics are 25th in baseball with 107 home runs. They average 0.8 per game.
    • The Athletics are last in the majors with a .215 batting average.
    • The Athletics are last in the league with a .279 on-base percentage.
    • The Athletics strike out 8.4 times per game to rank 15th in baseball.
    • The Athletics have hit 67 homers away from home this season (1.1 per game).
    • The Athletics are slugging .370 with 2.7 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • Away from home this season the team averages 7.6 hits per game and is batting .226.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy leads Oakland in OBP (.334), slugging percentage (.443) and total hits (107) this season.
    • Among all qualified batters, Murphy is 80th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 66th, and he is 50th in slugging.
    • Seth Brown has 21 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 34 walks while hitting .222.
    • Brown’s batting average is 130th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 131st, and his slugging percentage 76th.
    • Tony Kemp has collected 86 base hits, an OBP of .296 and a slugging percentage of .300 this season.
    • Kemp brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .222 with two walks and an RBI.
    • Chad Pinder has 10 home runs, 38 RBI and a batting average of .236 this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 107 home runs.
    • The Nationals have a team batting average of .246 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.
    • The Nationals have the 19th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.311).
    • The Nationals have shown patience at the plate this season with the second-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.4) among MLB offenses.
    • In 66 games at home this season, they’ve hit 61 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .375 in home games this season with 164 extra-base hits.
    • In 66 home games this season, they have a batting average of .241 while averaging 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Cruz is batting .235 with 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 46 walks.
    • Including all the qualifying players in MLB, Cruz’s batting average ranks 116th, his on-base percentage ranks 98th, and he is 134th in slugging.
    • Cesar Hernandez is slugging .311 to lead his team.
    • Including all qualifying players, Hernandez ranks 95th in batting average, 115th in on-base percentage and 140th in slugging percentage.
    • Keibert Ruiz is batting .247 with 21 doubles, six home runs and 28 walks.
    • Luke Voit has 83 hits with a .318 on-base percentage to pace his team in both.

    Athletics vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Irvin Fedde
    23 GS 20
    6-11 W-L 5-8
    3.16 ERA 4.88
    142.1 IP 97.2
    26 BB 48
    98 SO 76

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