Indians at Nationals 9/29/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 09/29/2019 at 2:32 AM ET

Indians at Nationals 9/29/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

An interleague series will conclude on Sunday afternoon, when the Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals square off from Nationals Park. On Saturday, Cleveland SP Adam Plutko was roughed up for eight runs and recorded just five outs during a 10-7 road loss. Jordan Luplow hit two home runs in a losing effort for the Indians, who have been eliminated from postseason contention.

Twenty-eight year old righty Mike Clevinger (13-3 2.39 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians in this matchup. Last time out, Clevinger struck out ten batters across seven frames during an 11-0 road victory against Chicago.

The Washington Nationals have won 49 of their 80 home games and will host the NL Wild Card game. On Saturday, Washington OF Gerardo Parra capped a nine-run second inning with a grand slam. Ryan Zimmerman added two hits and scored a run for the Nationals, who won for the 92nd time.

The Nationals will counter with twenty-six year old righty Joe Ross (3-4 5.90 ERA) on Sunday. Control has been an issue for Ross, who has walked 31 batters through 58 innings.

Cleveland 2B Jason Kipnis (hand) will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Thursday. Through 161 games, Cleveland ranks 15th in OPS and 18th in runs scored. For the season, Washington ranks 6th in OPS and 6th in runs scored. Take Washington to head into the postseason with their eighth straight victory. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 5-3.

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