Today’s Nationals-Phillies lineups (UPDATED)

Danny Espinosa (right). (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports) Danny Espinosa (right). (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nationals acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians less than an hour before the 4 p.m. trade deadline. Danny Espinosa is starting at second base for the fifth straight day, but his playing time seems likely to decrease once Cabrera arrives in Washington.

UPDATE, 6:06 p.m.: The Nationals scratched Adam LaRoche just before batting practice. He isn’t injured, according to a team spokeswoman. LaRoche was simply given a day off late and Kevin Frandsen is starting at first instead. The updated lineup is below.



1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Wilson Ramos, C

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Bryce Harper, LF

7. Kevin Frandsen, 1B

8. Danny Espinosa, 2B

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP



1. Ben Revere, CF

2. Jimmy Rollins, SS

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Marlon Byrd, RF

5. Carlos Ruiz, C

6. Grady Sizemore, LF

7. Darin Ruf, 1B

8. Andres Blanco, 3B

9. Cliff Lee, SP

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.



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James Wagner · July 31, 2014