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Tuesday August 16th, 2022 7:14AM

Braves bring 6-game road win streak into game against the Nationals

By The Associated Press

Atlanta Braves (35-27, second in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (23-40, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Max Fried (0-0); Nationals: TBD

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -227, Nationals +190; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves will try to keep a six-game road win streak going when they visit the Washington Nationals.

Washington has gone 11-20 in home games and 23-40 overall. The Nationals are 19-3 in games when they scored five or more runs.

Atlanta has a 35-27 record overall and a 15-13 record in road games. The Braves have a 16-10 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

Tuesday's game is the fifth time these teams meet this season. The season series is tied 2-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Juan Soto has 12 doubles and 13 home runs for the Nationals. Lane Thomas is 17-for-43 with three doubles, four home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

Austin Riley has 13 doubles, a triple and 16 home runs for the Braves. Dansby Swanson is 16-for-41 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 5-5, .290 batting average, 5.83 ERA, outscored by seven runs

Braves: 10-0, .264 batting average, 2.61 ERA, outscored opponents by 35 runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (knee), Josh Rogers: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alcides Escobar: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Hunter Harvey: 10-Day IL (pronator), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Stephen Strasburg: 10-Day IL (shoulder/neck), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Braves: Ozzie Albies: day-to-day (foot), Collin McHugh: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Eddie Rosario: 60-Day IL (eye), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist), Tyler Matzek: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Jay Jackson: 60-Day IL (lat), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Mike Soroka: 60-Day IL (achilles), Kirby Yates: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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

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