The Nationals will try to clinch their fifth series win in five series today behind Stephen Strasburg. Chad Tracy will give Adam LaRoche his first day off of the season. (As everyone figured in March, the cleanup hitter for the team with the third-best record in the majors is Chad Tracy.) The Marlins will start Anibal Sanchez, whom the Nationals have never beaten.


1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Chad Tracy, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Xavier Nady, LF

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP


1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

3. Hanley Ramirez, 3B

4. Logan Morrison, LF

5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6. Greg Dobbs, RF

7. John Buck, C

8. Chris Coghlan, CF

9. Anibal Sanchez, SP