Ryan Zimmerman will start as the Nationals’ designated hitter as the Nationals aim to win for the 13th time in 14 games, which would become the best 14-game stretch in team history. They’re facing left-hander John Danks, with Tom Gorzelanny on the mound for them.

John McLaren is managing the team today and is expected to manage tomorrow as well. The Nationals are expected to make Davey Johnson’s hiring official some time today, and Johnson will likely be taking over the team Monday in Anaheim.


1. Jayson Werth, RF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Ryan Zimmerman, DH

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Danny Espinosa, 2B

6. Jerry Hairston, 3B

7. Ivan Rodriguez, C

8. Brian Bixler, LF

9. Roger Bernadina, CF

-- Tom Gorzelanny, SP

White Sox

1. Brent Lillibridge, LF

2. Brent Morel, 3B

3. Carlos Quentin, RF

4. Paul Konerko, DH

5. Alexei Ramirez, SS

6. Adam Dunn, 1B

7. Alex Rios, CF

8. Juan Castro, C

9. Gordon Beckham, 2B

-- John Danks, SP