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Bryce Harper batting seventh in major league debut

As Manager Davey Johnson said, Bryce Harper will bat seventh today against Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley. Oh, and Stephen Strasburg is pitching against Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier in his first start in his home state.


1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Steve Lombardozzi, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Rick Ankiel, CF

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Bryce Harper, LF

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP


1. Dee Gordon, SS

2. Tony Gwynn, LF

3. Matt Kemp, CF

4. Andre Ethier, RF

5. Jerry Hairston, 2B

6. James Loney, 1B

7. Juan Uribe, 3B

8. A.J. Ellis, C

9. Chad Billingsley, 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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