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Nationals-Marlins lineups: Kurt Suzuki starts in first game

Nationals newly acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki will start and hit seventh in his first game in Washington, after spending six seasons in Oakland. The Nationals optioned backup catcher Sandy Leon to Class AAA Syracuse on Saturday to make room for Suzuki on the active roster.


1. Danny Espinosa, SS

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, LF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Jayson Werth, RF

7. Kurt Suzuki, C

8. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP


1. Bryan Petersen, LF

2. Scott Cousins, RF

3. Jose Reyes, SS

4. Carlos Lee, 1B

5. Greg Dobbs, 3B

6. Donovan Solano, 2B

7. Gorkys Hernandez, CF

8. John Buck, C

9. Mark Buehrle, 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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