Cincinnati Reds (56-62) at Washington Nationals (64-55)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 4:05 PM ET (Nationals Park)
Moneyline: Cincinnati Reds (+130), Washington Nationals (-150)
The Cincinnati Reds take on the Washington Nationals in the final game of this 3-game series. The Reds look to avoid the sweep and stay in the NL Wild Card hunt. They sit 6.5 games behind the Cardinals for the second wild card spot and 7.5 games behind the Nationals for the first wild card spot.
The Nationals welcomed back Juan Soto and Brian Dozier to the lineup Tuesday, and each made his presence known as Soto hit his 25th homer of the season while Dozier added his 17th. The Nationals got a quality outing from righty Joe Ross (3-3) who went 6.2 innings and allowed just 1 run on 5 hits. He extended his scoreless streak to 17.1 innings before surrendering the Reds' only run in the 7th inning in Tuesday's 3-1 win. Keep reading to see why you should pick the Nationals to close out the sweep in today's matinee matchup.
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