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Dan Haren (0-1, 13.50 ERA) knows he made a bad first impression on Friday and his performance against the Cincinnati Reds has stewed with him for five days. He gets his chance at redemption Thursday night against the White Sox, a team he is familiar with from his time in the American League. In the second of last season, Haren went 1-0 in two starts against Chicago with three earned runs and two home runs allowed in 12 innings. Right-hander Dylan Axelrod, who allowed no runs in his first start, takes the mound for the White Sox. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game here.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.