For the third straight game, Rick Ankiel will bat leadoff for the Nationals, who are riding a four-game winning streak. Right-handed starter Brandon Beachy (4-2, 3.27 ERA) will take the mound for the Braves, facing Chien-Ming Wang (0-1, 9.00 ERA), who will make his second start for the Nationals.


1. Rick Ankiel, CF

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Laynce Nix, LF

7. Ian Desmond, SS

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Chien-Ming Wang, P