Game 30 lineups: Nats at Red Sox

Right-hander Aníbal Sánchez is seeking his second win in a row and a series victory for the Nationals as they take on the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park. The Nats have not won two games in a row since Aug 10- 11. Their last series win was Aug. 16 at Baltimore. With the conclusion of tonight's game, the Nats will officially be halfway through this abbreviated 60-game regular season.

The last time the Nats won a series over the Red Sox at Fenway Park was a three-game series sweep from June 8-10, 2012. Despite their struggles to begin the season, the Nats would be only four games out of first place in the National League East with a win tonight and a Braves loss at Philadelphia,.

Sánchez (1-3, 6.48 ERA) opposes Red Sox right-hander Chris Mazza (0-1, 6.35 ERA). This is the Nats' first meeting with Mazza.

Sánchez tossed seven strong innings on Aug. 23 in a 9-3 win over the Marlins, scattering five hits with no walks and five strikeouts, allowing only a Corey Dickerson solo homer. Sanchez is 1-0 with a 5.51 ERA in four games (two starts) versus Red Sox in his career, with 16 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings and four homers allowed.

Thumbnail image for Turner-HR-Swing-Gray-sidebar.jpgTrea Turner is riding a 13-game hitting streak after going 3-for-5 on Friday night. He is hitting .423 (22-for-52) with five doubles, two triples, three homers and 11 RBIs. Turner has also reached base safely in 19 straight games dating to Aug. 8.

Kurt Suzuki has a 10-game hit streak in progress after a single and double last night. He is hitting .314 (11-for-35) with a double, a homer, three walks and six runs scored during this run.

Howie Kendrick now has a seven-game RBI streak dating to Aug. 13 against the Mets. His solo shot in the third last night was part of the five-run outburst that set the tone for the Nats offense.

Juan Soto's nine home runs are tied for fifth in the National League after Friday's two-run shot, despite not playing in the season's first eight games. The Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the way in the NL with 13 homers.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at BOSTON RED SOX
Where: Fenway Park
Gametime: 7:30 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, MLB.com
Weather: Isolated storms, 74 degrees, 30 percent chance of rain, wind 13 mph in from center field

NATIONALS
SS Trea Turner
LF Juan Soto
DH Howie Kendrick
3B Asdrúbal Cabrera
RF Adam Eaton
C Kurt Suzuki
2B Luis García
1B Eric Thames
CF Victor Robles

RHP Aníbal Sánchez

RED SOX
LF Alex Verdugo
3B Rafael Devers
DH J.D. Martinez
SS Xander Bogaerts
1B Mitch Moreland
C Christian Vázquez
RF Kevin Pillar
CF Jackie Bradley Jr.
2B Michael Chavis

RHP Chris Mazza

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