In regard to the pitching match-ups, the Nationals broke serve in the first game of their series against the Braves, beating Tim Hudson with their fifth starter, Ross Detwiler. The Nationals can win the series today with Stephen Strasburg facing Mike Minor.

With a left-hander on the mound for Atlanta, Danny Espinosa will bat leadoff, with Tyler Moore and Xavier Nady each getting rare starts. It’s scorching hot here at the Turner Field.

Nationals

1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Xavier Nady, RF

7. Tyler Moore, LF

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP

Braves

1. Michael Bourn, CF

2. Tyler Pastornicky, SS

3. Martin Prado, LF

4. Dan Uggla, 2B

5. Freddie Freeman, 1B

6. Jason Heyward, RF

7. Juan Francisco, 3B

8. J.C. Boscan, C

9. Mike Minor, SP