Nationals-Pirates lineup: Jayson Werth out with sore hamstring


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Jayson Werth is out of the lineup for the third time in four days with a sore hamstring after he left last night’s game in the fourth inning. Tyler Moore will stay in his place and play right field. Bryce Harper will remain in left, possibly because left field is far bigger than right at PNC Park. Ian Desmond is hitting second for the first time this season, having already hit fourth, fifth and sixth.

Despite facing a right-hander, A.J. Burnett, on the mound, Moore got the nod over Roger Bernadina, who is 1 for 21 this season.

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1. Denard Span, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Tyler Moore, RF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Ross Detwiler, 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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Adam Kilgore · May 3, 2013