After a strong showing with two home runs in the leadoff spot in Monday’s win, centerfielder Rick Ankiel will again be in that position as the Nationals face Derek Lowe (6-9, 4.52 ERA).

Nationals:

1. Rick Ankiel, CF

2. Danny Esponosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Jonny Gomes, LF

7. Ian Desmond, SS

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. John Lannan, P