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Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Ian Desmond moves up to second

After getting a day off on Sunday, shortstop Ian Desmond moves up to second after hitting seventh most recently. Rick Ankiel also gets a day off, with Jerry Hairston playing center.

Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman said Desmond batting second was a function of Ankiel not being in the lineup more than anything else.


1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, LF

6. Wilson Ramos, C

7. Jerry Hairston, CF

8. Brian Bixler, 3B

9. John Lannan, P


1. Andrew McCutchen, CF

2. Jose Tabata, LF

3. Matt Diaz, RF

4. Neil Walker, 2B

5. Steve Pearce, 1B

6. Brandon Wood, 3B

7. Chris Snyder, C

8. Ronny Cedeno, SS

9. Paul Maholm, P

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