Astros look to finish off Nationals in Game 6 of World Series
By The Associated Press
Washington Nationals (93-69, second in the NL East) vs. Houston Astros (107-55, first in the AL West)
Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Washington: Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA in regular season) Houston: Justin Verlander (21-6, 2.62 ERA in regular season)
WORLD SERIES: Houston leads the series 3-2
BOTTOM LINE: Houston will look to clinch a championship with a win over Washington in Game 6.
The Astros are 60-21 on their home turf. Houston has a team batting average of .235 this postseason, Jose Altuve has lead them with an average of .353, including 11 extra base hits and eight RBIs.
The Nationals are 43-38 on the road. Washington has a team slugging percentage of .382 this postseason, Juan Soto leads them with a mark of .536, including seven extra base hits and 12 RBIs.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Bregman leads the Astros with 80 extra base hits and is batting .296.
Anthony Rendon leads the Nationals with 81 extra base hits and is batting .319.
Astros Injuries: Aaron Sanchez: (pectoral), Ryan Pressly: (knee), Lance McCullers Jr.: (elbow).
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: (shoulder), Jonny Venters: (shoulder), Max Scherzer: (trap/neck), Koda Glover: (forearm), Kurt Suzuki: (arm).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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