Against Mariners left-hander Erik Bedard, Roger Bernadina will bat ninth. As expected, Laynce Nix is out with tight right Achilles tendon. Wilson Ramos gets another start behind the plate, batting sixth.

Nationals

1. Jayson Werth, RF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Danny Espinosa, 2B

6. Wilson Ramos, C

7. Jerry Hairston, LF

8. John Lannan, SP

9. Roger Bernadina, CF