Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals 5-20-2023

Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Detroit Tigers return to the District of Columbia to play the second game of an Inter-League three-game road series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington on Saturday afternoon.


Detroit improved to 20-22 overall, 10-12 on the road, and placed second in the AL Central with three games behind Minnesota in the first place while posting a run-difference of -46 throughout the year.


The Tigers enter this inter-league battle after winning three of the last four, including the series opener facing the Nationals on Friday.


Last night, Detroit scored seven runs in the first five frames while adding one run in the sixth while driving in 9 hits in the win.


Center Fielder Riley Greene batted an average of .291 while adding a team-leading 46 hits and an on-base percentage of .341 in leading Detroit.


Catcher Jake Rogers contributed a team-high five home runs, while Shortstop Javier Baez added 19 RBIs for the Tigers.


On Saturday, the Detroit Tigers management will give a nod to righty Alex Faedo to start the second installment of a series versus the Washington Nationals.


The right-handed thrower is 0-1 on the season with an ERA of 4.22 and retired eight hitters in his starts. 


The Detroit Tigers are 10-5 SU in their last 15 outings, and the Tigers are 13-7 straight up in their previous 20 matches played versus Washington.


The totals went OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last seven road games and OVER in 4 of the Tigers’ previous five contests when playing on the road against the Nationals. 


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Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals  Predictions 5/20/2023 Picks


The Washington Nationals will continue a homestand looking to snap a four-game losing streak with a victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon.


Washington dropped to 18-27 overall, 8-15 when playing on the road, and placed in dead last of the NL East with 10.5 games behind Atlanta in the first place while posting a -26 run difference for the season.


The Nationals lost four of the last five contests, including the series opener versus the Tigers at a 6-8 home loss on Friday.


Last night, Washington played five consecutive shutout frames until scoring three runs in the 6th & 7th innings while driving in seven hits with two errors committed in the loss. 


Designated Hitter Joey Meneses averages .295 at the plate with a team-high 22 RBIs and 51 hits in leading the Nationals this season.


Third Baseman Jeimer Candelario led Washington in home runs with five, and First Baseman Dominic Smith chipped in a team-leading on-base percentage at .364.


On Saturday, the Washington Nationals will appoint southpaw Patrick Corbin to take on the pitcher’s mound to start game 2 of a series.


Corbin is 2-5 on the season with a 4.65 ERA and fanned out 31 batters in his starts.


The totals went OVER in 4 of Washington’s last six contests, while the Nationals are 1-5 SU in their six games played.


The totals went OVER in 12 of Washington’s previous 17 outings played versus Detroit and also went UNDER in 6 of the Nationals’ last nine home matches.


Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals. The MLB Pick for this contest is Washington -105.


The Nationals are the better team after winning four of the last five played at home against the Tigers while winning 37 of the previous 56 overall versus a rival from the American League.


Washington’s starter Patrick Corbin finished three consecutive strong outings leading his team in two wins out of three starts after giving away six runs on 19 hits through 19 innings pitched.


The prediction: Washington Nationals will win 7-2.  


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Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals 5/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET


Location: Nationals Park in Washington, District of Columbia


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Washington Nationals -105 


MLB Totals: 9.0


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