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    Jonathan India leads the Cincinnati Reds (47-39) into a matchup with the Washington Nationals (34-51) after he homered twice in an 8-4 win over the Nationals. The Reds are favorites (-126) against the Nationals (+107) in this outing, which starts at 7:05 PM ET on Wednesday. Cincinnati’s Graham Ashcraft and Washington’s Josiah Gray will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Reds vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Reds vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Reds -126 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Reds vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: MASN2

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 18th in baseball with 92 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • Cincinnati has the 10th-best batting average in the majors (.257).
    • The Reds’ .337 on-base percentage is third-best in MLB.
    • Cincinnati strikes out 8.8 times per game, the No. 20 average in the majors.
    • The Reds average 0.9 home runs per road game this season (37 total on the road).
    • Cincinnati has a .403 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club averages 9.1 hits per game and is batting .261 on the road this season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Spencer Steer leads Cincinnati with 89 hits and an OBP of .381, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .505. He’s batting .292.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 16th, his on-base percentage ranks 12th, and he is 16th in slugging.
    • Steer hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .500 with two home runs, four walks and five RBI.
    • India is hitting .255 with 17 doubles, 13 home runs and 33 walks. He’s slugging .426 with an on-base percentage of .344.
    • He is 81st in batting average, 48th in on-base percentage and 79th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Jake Fraley has collected 59 base hits, an OBP of .359 and a slugging percentage of .474 this season.
    • TJ Friedl is batting .304 with a .372 OBP and 31 RBI for Cincinnati this season.
    • Friedl brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .182 with a double and a walk.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals’ 69 home runs rank 29th in MLB this season.
    • Washington ranks sixth in MLB with a .260 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have the 18th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.317).
    • Washington is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 599 as a team.
    • They have averaged 0.7 home runs per game in their 42 home contests this season.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .390 in home games this season with 114 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.8 base hits per game and batting .264 as a team at home this season.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has racked up an on-base percentage of .347, a slugging percentage of .509, and has 100 hits, all club-highs for the Nationals (while batting .301).
    • He is ninth in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage and 14th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the big leagues.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .261 with 26 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 30 walks. He’s slugging .477 with an on-base percentage of .339.
    • He ranks 70th in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Luis Garcia is batting .267 with 12 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 17 walks.
    • Keibert Ruiz is hitting .233 with 10 doubles, nine home runs and 16 walks.

    Reds vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Graham Ashcraft (CIN) Pitcher Josiah Gray (WSH)
    3 – 6 W/L 6 – 6
    75.2 IP 95.1
    6.66 ERA 3.30
    1.586 WHIP 1.385
    7.0 K/9 8.1
    3.8 BB/9 4.1

    Reds vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Reds: Ben Lively: 15 Day IL (Pectoral), Hunter Greene: 15 Day IL (Hip), Casey Legumina: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Nationals: Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carl Edwards Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Thad Ward: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), MacKenzie Gore: day-to-day (Finger)

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