At about 12:20 local time, 50 minutes before first pitch, General Manager Mike Rizzo thanked John McLaren in front of the Nationals, and the clubhouse instantly erupted with applause. McLaren will end an awkward tenure as Nationals interim manager today, trying to take a series from the Chicago White Sox.

Livan Hernandez (David J. Phillip/AP)

As always, talk about the game right here.