Today’s Nationals lineup

Having lost 10 of 12 games, the Nationals tonight have the fun-filled task of trying to score runs against Cliff Lee. Jim Riggleman put Brian Bixler in left to get another right-handed bat in the lineup, with both Rick Ankiel and Laynce Nix starting on the bench. Roger Bernadina is back in center, with Ivan Rodriguez behind the dish. Danny Espinosa is batting fifth for the first time in his young career.

Nationals

1. Roger Bernadina, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Danny Espinosa, 2B

6. Ivan Rodriguez, C

7. Jerry Hairston, 3B

8. Brian Bixler, LF

9. Jason Marquis, 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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