The Nationals will try for a series win today with Tom Gorzelanny on the mound. Alex Cora will play third and Ivan Rodriguez will catch, and otherwise it’s a typical lineup. The Nationals will catch with Lance Berkman, perhaps baseball’s hottest hitter, getting the day off.

Nationals

1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Rick Ankiel, CF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Michael Morse, LF

7. Ivan Rodriguez, C

8. Alex Cora, 3B

9. Tom Gorzelanny, SP

Cardinals

1. Ryan Theriot, SS

2. Cobly Ramsus, CF

3. Albert Pujols, 1B

4. Matt Holliday, LF

5. David Freese, 3B

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Nick Punto, 2B

8. John Jay, RF

9. Kyle Lohse, SP