An interleague clash will take place on Tuesday night, when the Toronto Blue Jays invade the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Nationals. The Blue Jays (63-54) have split their previous ten games and trail Oakland by 4.5 games for the final AL Wild Card spot. On Sunday, Toronto hit four home runs during an 8-3 road victory against Seattle.
Rookie right-hander Alek Manoah (5-1 2.59 ERA) will make his 12th career major league start. Toronto has won Manoah’s last three outings and he has allowed four runs over his last 18 plus innings.
The Washington Nationals are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak and have fallen out of contention in the NL East Division race. On Sunday, Washington left nine men on base and struck out nine times during a 6-5 home loss versus Atlanta. 3B Carter Kieboom had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Nationals (50-68).
The Nationals will turn to twenty-eight year old righty Erick Fedde (4-8 5.12 ERA) on Tuesday. Last time out, Fedde gave up two runs in four innings during a 5-4 road loss against New York.