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Bryce Harper batting third: Nationals-Diamondbacks lineup


Harper will also play left field, while Rick Ankiel returns to center. Right hander Ian Kennedy (3-0, 3.38 ERA) takes the mound for the Diamondbacks.

UPDATE: Adam LaRoche was scratched from the lineup with right oblique soreness. Werth will bat fourth and Chad Tracy will start at first base and hit fifth.


1) Ian Desmond, SS

2) Steve Lombardozzi, 3B

3) Bryce Harper, LF

4) Jayson Werth, RF

5)Chad Tracy, 1B

6) Danny Espinosa, 2B

7) Rick Ankiel, CF

8) Wilson Ramos, C

9) Ross Detwiler, SP

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.


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