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    The Boston Red Sox (62-56) visit the Washington Nationals (53-66) on Tuesday at Nationals Park, beginning at 7:05 PM ET. The Red Sox are favored on the moneyline (-198), while the Nationals are +164 underdogs, even though they are favored against the spread () with odds. Boston has James Paxton starting things off, and Washington counters with Josiah Gray.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Red Sox vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Red Sox vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Red Sox -198

    How Do I Watch the Red Sox vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: MASN

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox rank 18th in baseball with 132 total home runs.
    • Boston has the third-best batting average in MLB (.262).
    • The Red Sox’s .328 on-base percentage is seventh-best in MLB.
    • Boston strikes out 8.1 times per game, the eighth-best average in baseball.
    • The Red Sox average 1.1 home runs per road game this season (63 total away from home).
    • Boston is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .397 on the road.
    • On the road this season the team averages 8.0 hits per game and is batting .235.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Justin Turner has 25 doubles, 19 home runs and 39 walks while batting .288. He has an on-base percentage of .354 and a slugging percentage of .488.
    • Among qualified batters in MLB, his batting average ranks 16th, his on-base percentage ranks 32nd, and he is 28th in slugging.
    • Turner hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with two home runs and two RBI.
    • Rafael Devers leads Boston in total hits (111) this season while batting .263 with 52 extra-base hits. He’s slugging .509 with an on-base percentage of .333.
    • Among qualifying hitters, he is 59th in batting average, 67th in on-base percentage and 19th in slugging percentage.
    • Devers has picked up a hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .235 with a double and two walks.
    • Masataka Yoshida has a team-best OPS of .824, fueled by a slash line of .300/.357/.468 this season.
    • Yoshida heads into this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .158 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
    • Alex Verdugo is batting .269 with a .340 OBP and 44 RBI for Boston this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 108 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • Washington has a team batting average of .260 this season, which ranks fifth among MLB teams.
    • The Nationals have the 15th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.320).
    • Washington ranks second in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.1 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 59 home contests this season.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .405 in home games this season with 162 extra-base hits.
    • In 59 home games this season, they have a batting average of .268 while averaging 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has accumulated a team-high slugging percentage (.482) while leading the Nationals in hits (133). He’s batting .284 and with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • Including all qualified hitters in MLB, he ranks 21st in batting average, 74th in on-base percentage and 31st in slugging percentage.
    • Thomas takes a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .211 with a double and an RBI.
    • Joey Meneses is hitting .281 with 26 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 31 walks. He’s slugging .416 with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • He is currently 24th in batting average, 81st in on-base percentage and 91st in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • C.J. Abrams has 22 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 19 walks while hitting .255.
    • Keibert Ruiz is hitting .257 with 16 doubles, 14 home runs and 27 walks.

    Red Sox vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    James Paxton (BOS) Pitcher Josiah Gray (WSH)
    7 – 3 W/L 7 – 9
    80.1 IP 126.2
    3.36 ERA 3.69
    1.145 WHIP 1.437
    10.1 K/9 7.8
    2.5 BB/9 4.2

    Red Sox vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Red Sox: Corey Kluber: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Tanner Houck: 15 Day IL (Face), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Hip), Kaleb Ort: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)
    • Nationals: Hunter Harvey: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Thompson: 15 Day IL (Knee), Carl Edwards Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Thad Ward: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Rico Garcia: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Victor Robles: 60 Day IL (Back), 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), Joan Adon: day-to-day (Leg)

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