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Nationals win

END 9: Tyler Clippard pitched another scoreless inning, in the ninth, and the Nationals beat the Astros, 6-3.

Young improved

END 4: Chris Young out after four innings and allowing only one run on four hits. He also gave up two walks and was better overall than last his last outing, his first one. He threw 72 pitches, only 43 for strikes.

Lineups

PREGAME: The Nationals face off against a well-known spring training opponent again in Viera. We’ll have fewer updates here because you can hear the game live on 1580 AM in Washington. The lineups are here. Here’s a scoreboard.