Jesus Flores after his three-run home run on August 2. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The Nationals have their usual lineup tonight, with Jesus Flores taking the place of Kurt Suzuki at catcher. For the Cardinals, all-star catcher Yadier Molina returns to the lineup after suffering a neck injury during a collision at home plate.

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1. Jayson Werth, RF

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, LF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Edwin Jackson, SP


1. John Jay, CF

2. Carlos Beltran, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. David Freese, 3B

7. Skip Schumaker, 2B

8. Rafael Furcal, SS

9. Jaime Garcia, SP