Washington; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Both San Francisco and Washington are looking for a series win with a victory.
The Nationals are 4-6 in home games. Washington has slugged .464, good for second in the National League. Anthony Rendon leads the team with a .806 slugging percentage, including 14 extra-base hits and six home runs.
The Giants are 3-6 on the road. The San Francisco offense has compiled a .208 batting average as a team this season, Steven Duggar leads the team with a mark of .247. The Nationals won the last meeting 9-6. Jeremy Hellickson earned his second victory and Matt Adams went 1-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs for Washington. Jeff Samardzija registered his first loss for San Francisco.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rendon leads the Nationals with six home runs and is batting .387. Howie Kendrick is 10-for-20 with three doubles, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.