Washington and Houston look to break tie in Game 5 of the World Series
By The Associated Press
Houston Astros (107-55, first in the AL West) vs. Washington Nationals (93-69, second in the NL East)
Washington; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Houston: Gerrit Cole (20-5, 2.50 ERA in regular season) Washington: Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.93 ERA in regular season)
WORLD SERIES: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: Washington will host Houston in Game 5 of the World Series.
The Nationals are 50-31 in home games. Washington has a team batting average of .246 this postseason, Anthony Rendon has lead them with an average of .327, including seven extra base hits and nine RBIs.
The Astros are 47-34 in road games. Houston has a team slugging percentage of .388 this postseason, Jose Altuve leads them with a mark of .698, including 11 extra base hits and eight RBIs.
REGULAR SEASON TOP PERFORMERS: Juan Soto leads the Nationals with 34 home runs and is batting .282.
Alex Bregman leads the Astros with 41 home runs and has 112 RBIs.
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: (shoulder), Jonny Venters: (shoulder), Koda Glover: (forearm), Kurt Suzuki: (arm).
Astros Injuries: Aaron Sanchez: (pectoral), Ryan Pressly: (knee), Lance McCullers Jr.: (elbow).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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