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The Nationals will use their full regular lineup today, with Kurt Suzuki back after resting last night to catch Gio Gonzalez. With 12 games remaining and the Nationals still trying to clinch the National League East, Manager Davey Johnson will use fewer backups.

“We’re not at critical stage,” Johnson said. “I want all 25 getting in there. I’m not going to be resting everybody until we wrap this division up. I’ll be leaning on my regular lineup more than I would earlier.”


1. Jayson Werth, RF

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP


1. Norichka Aoki, RF

2. Rickie Weeks, 2B

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Corey Hart, 1B

6. Carlos Gomez, CF

7. Martin Maldonado, C

8. Jean Segura, SS

9. Wily Peralta, SP