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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 07/03/2011

Today’s Nationals lineup: Michael Morse out, Matt Stairs at first

Michael Morse is out of the lineup after getting plunked by a pitch in his forearm, which led to a nasty bruise. X-rays were negative, but he’ll get today off. With him out, Matt Stairs is playing first base and hitting cleanup. And Jayson Werth is back hitting fifth against right-hander Kevin Correia.

Stairs is out taking grounders at first under the eye of infield coordinator Jeff Garber. Stairs hasn’t played the field since April 12.


1. Roger Bernadina, LF

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Matt Stairs, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Wilson Ramos, C

8. Ian Desmond, SS

9. Jason Marquis, SP

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