Ten days after the Padres acquired Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Nationals in the biggest blockbuster trade of the season, Soto and Bell return to Washington for the first time when the Washington Nationals host the San Diego Padres on Friday at Nationals Park in Washington. The Padres (63-51) are 3-5 since Soto and Bell joined the team, while the Nationals (37-76) are 2-7 since trading them away.
San Diego is a -260 favorite in the latest Padres vs. Nationals odds from Caesars Sportsbook while Washington is a +210 underdog. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET. The game is one of 14 on the MLB schedule for Friday. (See up-to-date lines for every game on our MLB odds page.)
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