Today’s Nationals-Astros lineups

As Stephen Strasburg makes the second major league start in his comeback from Tommy John surgery, the Nationals will use a pretty standard lineup. Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa form the double play combination, and Jayson Werth moves back to right field, with Rick Ankiel in center. Wilson Ramos will catch Strasburg for the second straight outing.

Nationals

1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Rick Ankiel, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michhael Morse, LF

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Chris Marrero,1B

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP

Astros

1. Jordan Schafer, CF

2. Jimmy Paredes, 3B

3. J.D. Martinez, LF

4. Carlos Lee, 1B

5. Brian Bogusevic, RF

6. Scott Downs, 2B

7. Clint Barmes, SS

8. Carlos Corporan, C

9. Henry Sosa, SP

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.

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