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Davey Johnson  has been on insistent about keeping his starters in every day until the Nationals clinch, but today Danny Espinosa is out of the lineup in favor of Steve Lombardozzi. Espinosa received a cortisone shot Aug. 17 to relieve a bone bruise in his left shoulder, but no word yet if this is related.


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. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. John Lannan, SP


1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. John Mayberry, CF

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. Carlos Ruiz, C

6. Domonic Brown, RF

7. Darin Ruf, LF

8. Kevin Frandsen, 3B

9. Kyle Kendrick, SP