Game 14 lineups: Nats vs. Pirates

Third baseman Anthony Rendon smacked a double in the fourth inning on Saturday afternoon to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, which matches a career high from June of 2018. He has extra-base hits in 10 straight games, the longest of his career, the longest in the major leagues this season and longest in Nationals history.

rendon-in-white-homer.jpgThe extra-base streak is the longest in baseball since Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor from Sept. 7-16, 2017 and Houston’s Alex Bregman from July 30-Aug. 9, 2017. The longest in major league history are Atlanta’s Chipper Jones with a 14-game extra-base hit streak in 2006 and Hall of Famer Paul Wagner’s identical streak in 1927.

Right-hander Max Scherzer (1-2, 2.32 ERA) opposes Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon (0-2, 3.00). With six or more days of rest, Scherzer is 11-10 with a 3.10 ERA in 32 career starts.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:35 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com, XM 186 (Streaming 869)
Weather: Cloudy, 75 degrees, 15 percent chance of precipitation, wind 12 mph in from left field

NATIONALS (7-6)
RF Adam Eaton
2B Howie Kendrick
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Yan Gomes
SS Wilmer Difo
RHP Max Scherzer
CF Michael A. Taylor

PIRATES (7-6)
2B Adam Frazier
CF Starling Marte
C Francisco Cervelli
1B Josh Bell
3B Colin Moran
RF Melky Cabrera
LF Jason Martin
SS Erik González
RHP Jameson Taillon

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