Cubs, streaking Baez set for matchup against Nationals

Beloit Daily News

Chicago Cubs (26-16, first in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (18-26, fourth in the NL East) Washington; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Cubs: Jon Lester (3-1, 1.16 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 39 strikeouts) Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (3-3, 3.63 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 75 strikeouts) LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Chicago's Baez puts 14-game hit streak on the line against Nationals. The Nationals are 9-13 on their home turf. Washington has slugged .402 this season. Trea Turner leads the team with a mark of .737. The Cubs are 11-10 on the road. The Chicago offense has compiled a .259 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the league.

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