Danny Espinosa is batting leadoff against a left-hander. Espinosa is hitting .365 (19 for 52) from the right side of the plate versus left-handed pitchers, and .188 (34 for 181) from the left side against right-handers. Xavier Nady starts for the first time in five games. Tyler Moore starts at first base instead of regular Adam LaRoche.

Nationals

1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, RF

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Tyler Moore, 1B

7. Xavier Nady, LF

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP